Sunday, October 9, 2011

I Believe That We Will Win!

I know, another post, but I am so behind in telling you all the exciting stuff that has been going on in my life!

Last weekend was General Conference and boy was it amazing! Like I have said before, I didn't feel like there was any talk in particular that answered any of my prayers but the experience as a whole was one that has greatly blessed me life.

First there was the Relief Society Meeting. I have never felt so apart of something than that meeting. I knew I was supposed to be there! I was so lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing women. They seemed to flood into the conference center and you could feel the excitement all around you.

During General Conference there I was something that came to me that I had never really realized. There is so much work that goes into General Conference twice a year. In Institute Choir (the one time I went) the instructor told us how the music is separately inspired from the talks. The music directors have no idea what the speakers are going to talk about, they are completely dependent on the Lord on what music to have during conference just like the speakers are dependent on the Lord to know what they should share with members from all around the world. This is God's church! He is the head of it and He loves all so much that He gives us leaders to "put together" a meeting twice a year to give us guidance as to how to come closer to Him. What an amazing Father we have!

I will admit that I get a little sleeping during conference and in the past I haven't tried as hard as I could to stay awake, but this year was different. I did not fall asleep or close my eyes for a second! There was no way that I could sleep during someone's talk or a song that could potentially be an answer to my prayers or miss any direction that Heavenly Father was giving me. I know I can always go back and read conference or watch it but there is just something so special about watching it live.

When President Monson spoke to us I was overwhelmed by his love. It was hard when President Hinckley died, but this time when President Monson stood up and spoke to us I knew that he was a prophet of God and called to guide us to our Heavenly Father. I love that man!

This week continued to be epic! I went country dancing, watched movies, played games and did school work of course! Institute was especially amazing. In one of my classes we talked about Jessie Evans Smith. There is a quote by her that I absolutely love, "Happiness isn't always doing what you want to do. Sometimes it's doing what you don't want to do and being glad you did." I am super excited for this coming week because we will be talking about the life of Sister Hinckley! Studying on virtue in my scriptures I came across Proverbs 12:4 which told me that the greatest thing I can give to my husband is to be a virtuous woman just like all of the women of the church that I have been learning about.

Sunday after conference I went with some new friends up to Tony's Grove, just up the canyon, where we had dinner. It was beautiful and testified, yet again, of God's love for His children.

The colors are beginning to change! I love fall :)

And the last thing that I will share with you is something that is close and dear to my heart, Aggie football. Last night I went to my first Aggie football game! I didn't get to go last year because I worked on game nights but this year I will be able to go to several, hopefully. It was so much fun to be surrounded by fellow Aggies and cheer for our football team. I love school spirit! One of the beginning cheers was one that is just simply, "I believe that we will win!" And we just continue to chant that over and over again. But something occurred to me about the phrase, "I believe that we will win." We shouldn't just have that attitude when we go to sporting events, but just about life in general. We should be shouting that from the rooftops, cheering on our brothers and sisters as we all battle Satan and the evil all around us. We should all stand united and shout for joy when God's children win battles and be there to continue to support each other when we come a little short. Imagine how much stronger we would all be if we could be that united as we are at a football, soccer, baseball, basketball, rugby, or volleyball game! But in a way that's how I feel conference kind of is. Its our pep talk before we go back to life to face war again.

After every touchdown a group of boys would toss someone in the air for every point we had. This is my friend, but when I volunteered to be tossed we had 50-something points. It was so scary and so fun at the same time to be thrown into the air so many times!

I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!
We did and we will.

1 comment:

  1. ALY!!! I can't believe this was the FIRST Aggie Football game you've gone to!! So sorry I missed it... I would have LOVED being there with you. Glad you had a good time girly. Love you lots!