I dreaded going...just because...I feel like I haven't seen Cortney in two weeks, and it is always hard to leave my little Henry. I just feel anxious when I am away from him. Plus...it is always stressful for me to find church clothes that actually fit my post baby body.
The second I walked into the conference center, I felt all of that melt away. Seeing thousands of young women dressed in church clothes walking the streets of Salt Lake is amazing. We are a force.
When President Monson walked in 20,000 teenage girls were instantly silenced. I watched him closely as he walked in, as he passed by his wife he gently put his hand on her cheek. My breath caught at seeing such a intimate gesture from such a powerful man.
It was so great to hear the talks...much needed. I am so grateful I went. The best part though was when we all sang together the closing song. Wow...we sounded...so good, so powerful. All of the thousands of female voices together, singing so loud. The air felt thick with music. I can barely describe how amazing it was.
Then after it was all over I needed to use the restroom...I took a handful of girls with me and we headed to the bathrooms. There were like 100 bathroom stalls in the bathroom, it was incredible. We have some smart smart people in the church. The bathrooms alone deserve the last Wow I am going to type in this post. Wow.