I was just reading an article by Elder Holland from April 2011, "An Ensign to the Nations". It is beautiful and made me remember...again...the blessings of General Conference, and how excited I am to listen to it this weekend. The messages always help me spiritually, and I know I'm not alone in trying to do better. In the article by Elder Holland, I was reminded to listen for the message that will help me go forward. Here is a little quote I loved:
"...if you are trying to do the best you can—if, for example, you keep trying to hold family home evening in spite of the bedlam that sometimes reigns in a houseful of little bedlamites—then give yourself high marks and, when we come to that subject, listen for another which addresses a topic where you may be lacking. If we teach by the Spirit and you listen by the Spirit, some one of us will touch on your circumstance, sending a personal prophetic epistle just to you."
Here is one of our 'bedlamites' during an FHE turned bedtime performance.