Women's conference last night was beautiful! So much of it touched my heart and taught me. For the Sunday citation today, I chose a quote that particularly struck me:
"My dear sisters, your Heavenly Father loves you--each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you're sad or happy; discouraged or hopeful. God's love is there for you whether or not you deserve love. It is simply always there.
"As we seek our Heavenly Father through fervent, sincere prayer and earnest, dedicated scripture study, our testimonies will become strong and deeply rooted. We will know of God's love for us. We will understand that we do not ever walk alone.
"I promise you, that you will one day stand aside and look at your difficult times, and you will realize that he was always there beside you. I know this to be true in the passing of my eternal companion, Francis Beverly Johnson Monson."
Those were the closing remarks of President Thomas S. Monson, our prophet. He knows that what he says is true, and the Spirit testified to my heart that what he said is true. I hope you can understand how very important it is to begin to understand these things.