This year General Conference* is a little different for me. I have been watching conference since I was young. I remember being 8 or so sitting in Kearns, Utah and watching conference in my PJ's. Normally I got to sit, listen, and take notes the whole time without disturbance...well maybe there have been a bit of disturbances in the years past but nothing that compares to this year.
Conference with an infant is a whole new challenge that is for sure. I admire the women and men who diligently take their children to watch conference in the chapel*. I don't know how they do it. Lets just say that I am definitely going to love my November Ensign* so much more this year then ever before. While I was able to watch both sessions today, I wasn't able to take notes and missed at least 2 to 3 talks from each session. The great thing is that the church archives all of conference on their website. I am so grateful for the modern technologies of the internet and video recordings. So while this post may seem like I am complaining, in all actuality I am just grateful for a Heavenly Father who finds ways for all of His children to partake of His counsel from His prophet and apostles.
*General Conference: A bi-annual world conference of the Church, held in April and October, where members gather for five two-hour sessions to listen to instruction from Church leaders. General conference is broadcast via satellite from the Conference Center at Church Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
*Chapel: The room in a church building where the main worship service is held. Chapel is sometimes used to refer to the entire building.
*Ensign: A Church magazine, issued monthly, with religious instruction, Church news, and inspirational messages for Church members and for families.