Saturday I attended the General Women's Conference! The powerful message that stood out to me was the importance of the family of God. I learned that 1) We need to love our own family and strive to strengthen our relationships with them, and 2) We should strengthen others as well because they too are our brothers and sisters. I invite you all to watch the women's conference as well as read "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." I know that this proclamation was inspired by God. In today's world there is a lot of chaos and confusion as to what the definition of and the importance of a family. I know that as we center our homes around the teachings of Jesus Christ, we will be eternally happy and feel at peace. This does not necessarily mean that our lives will change to perfection or we will never have challenges within our family. But, I promise that as we live by this proclamation and follow the example of Jesus Christ, we will be able to recognize God's gentle hand throughout our lives, guiding us to exaltation.
I love my family! What an immense blessing they have been in my life! We are far from perfect, but I know that because we strive to live the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are able to find true happiness together. I know this life is not the end. I will see my family and friends who have passed on again because of the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.