Yesterday I was given a challenge in Young Womens.
This is what the handout said.
"Tonight, and tomorrow night, you might pray and ponder, asking the questions:
Did God send a message that was just for me?
Did I see his hand in my life?
I will do that.
And then I will find a way to perserve that memory for the day that I, and those that I love,
will need to remember how much God loves us and how much we need him."
I have been blessed.
The Lord answered my prayers.
As I was doing my everyday blog stalking,
I checked out one of my favorite.
The Story of a [Girl]
She had a post about the Young Womens Conference that took place last Saturday.
I was not able to attend because my dear Prom was that night.
I am so upset now that I was not able to be take place in this event.
Miss Kaleigh's testimony and picked out points made me cry.
Little note about Linsey
Any moment that I feel the spirit, I shed a tear.
It is just a reaction.
After I read her comments, I did a little searching of my own.
My favorite part of this epic video is when
President Monson speaks at the end.
He starts out with "My dear young friends."
I love this.
I have an unyielding love for my prophet.
I love his council.
Hearing him speak true doctrine feels my heart with joy.
I love him.
I have a testimony that he is the true prophet of our Heavenly Father.
My favorite part of his little speech is when he says:
"You are the hope of Israel, you are the light on the hill... We love you!"
I have decided that every night this week I will look up a talk that was given
during this broadcast so I don't miss any message that was meant for me.
While I was looking up videos,
I decided to reread my favorite conference talk.
Your Happily Ever After
By Dieter F. Uchtdorf
"Aren’t those wonderful words to begin a story? “Once upon a time” promises something: a story of adventure and romance, a story of princesses and princes. It may include tales of courage, hope, and everlasting love. In many of these stories, nice overcomes mean and good overcomes evil. But perhaps most of all, I love it when we turn to the last page and our eyes reach the final lines and we see the enchanting words “And they lived happily ever after.”
Isn't that every girls dream?
To push through this life and only to end up with the love of your life,
completely filled with happiness for the rest of your existence?
Today I want to draw your attention to something very significant, very extraordinary. On the first page of your Young Women Personal Progress book, you will find these words: “You are a beloved daughter of Heavenly Father, prepared to come to the earth at this particular time for a sacred and glorious purpose.”
Sisters, those words are true! They are not made up in a fairy tale! Isn’t it remarkable to know that our eternal Heavenly Father knows you, hears you, watches over you, and loves you with an infinite love? In fact, His love for you is so great that He has granted you this earthly life as a precious gift of “once upon a time,” complete with your own true story of adventure, trial, and opportunities for greatness, nobility, courage, and love. And, most glorious of all, He offers you a gift beyond price and comprehension. Heavenly Father offers to you the greatest gift of all—eternal life—and the opportunity and infinite blessing of your own “happily ever after.”
It is so exciting to me,
That if we live as we are supposed to,
we can all have our very own happily ever afters.
I cannot wait.
There are those among you who, although young, have already suffered a full measure of grief and sorrow. My heart is filled with compassion and love for you. How dear you are to the Church. How beloved you are of your Heavenly Father. Though it may seem that you are alone, angels attend you. Though you may feel that no one can understand the depth of your despair, our Savior, Jesus Christ, understands. He suffered more than we can possibly imagine, and He did it for us; He did it for you. You are not alone.
We all suffer through them.
Sometimes, we feel as though we are completely alone.
I have learned, and grown my own testimony,
You are never alone.
Our big brother, the Savior Jesus Christ,
is ALWAYS there.
He has walked this path.
Turn to him.
He will carry you.
I know this.
He picked me up in my lowest of lows.
When no one else was there,
He cried with me,
Please don't push him away.
He loves you.
Sisters, please embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ! Learn to love your Heavenly Father with all your heart, might, and mind. Fill your souls with virtue, and love goodness. Always strive to bring out the best in yourself and others.
“Stand … in holy places, and be not moved,” regardless of temptations or difficulties. I promise you that future generations will be grateful for you and praise your name for your courage and faithfulness during this crucial time of your life.
Sisters, we love you. We pray for you. Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your “once upon a time” is now.
It is now.
Heavenly Father loves you.
You are a daughter of a king.
Remember who you are.