President Uchtdorf's talk was fantastic, I agree... And President Monson, "Dieter, don't even think about it." He does such a great job at just tying everything together and painting a beautiful picture in your brain, I really love the fact that he even related what he was talking about to himself, that even he does things unconsciously. I still don't know what my favorite talk was, they were all so great. But the one that I suppose left the biggest impact on me was President Boyd K. Packer's talk... His testimony at the end just rocked my world, the spirit was "forced" upon me. I hope he makes it to next October's conference, I'd love to hear one more from him. He wasn't sounding too great, though. Another one of the talks that blew my mind was Elder Dallin H. Oak's talk. When he said "Not all of the keys were restored to Joseph Smith, only the keys pertaining to this dispensation were restored. We still haven't received the keys from resurrection, and creation." That's crazy to think about, isn't it? Makes you curious to know what more there is. It motivates me to prepare to be ready to learn when that time comes.
I'm glad that everyone is doing well. Read your scriptures, say your prayers, and go to church. I promise that the burdens of live will be lighter as you do those 3 things. "Drink deeply and often from the gospel of Jesus Christ." I love that... I have a testimony that as you drink deeply and often (daily) from the scriptures and praying in the morning and in the evening that you will come closer unto The Lord, and love life more. I've witnessed that. I can always tell a difference in my life from when I'm not reading my scriptures, to when I am. The difference in significant. I'm excited for the future, I'm excited about now. A goal I'm making for the future is to always find the time to study the gospel, no matter how busy and tumultuous life will get, I'm going to make sure that I always find the time.
Know that I love you, Mom. You're the greatest, and you'll always be my hero. Find that Preach My Gospel. :) Thanks for everything you've ever done for me, all you've done for me that you didn't have to. I'll never be able to thank you enough.
Elder Walker Jack Koeven