Meeting President Monson.

April 1, 2011

Several weeks ago, I was invited by a friend to attend a small wedding dinner for his grandpa who was being remarried after his wife had passed away several years ago. When I arrived, I had the opportunity (and privilege!) to meet President Monson (the prophet of the LDS church) who was also in attendance that evening.

I was so, so, so excited (more like beyond ecstatic) that I forgot to take my camera off of "video mode" to the picture setting.
Which is why we have the results below!

Wedding Dinner from Kelsie Christensen on Vimeo.

(I thought that no flash meant that it was off! Not that the video was on! When I thanked him afterward for the picture, he said he liked my pink camera even though it seemed a little slow - haha. this comment made my night.)

Although I was only able to speak with him briefly, the opportunity to meet the President of the Church meant a lot to me. I will never forget how familiar and kind he was, and how remarkably cheerful and optimistic he seemed as I spoke with him and as I watched him speak with others, too.

With that being said, this weekend is one of my favorites because it's the weekend President Monson and other inspired church leaders will be able to speak to us. Because General Conference only comes twice a year, it's always something I start counting down the days for a few weeks in advance... And best of all, you can watch it here from the comfort of a cozy bed and laptop screen!

So I'll be stocking up on Easter candy for the weekend, mainly Cadbury eggs even though I was supposed to swear off sweets this year (this goal literally lasted all of 4 days) and my pajamas will be the only wardrobe I need.

I'd like to argue that life doesn't get any better, but instead I'll just wish you all a very happy start-to-spring-weekend!


Griffin and Gretchen said...

you met him!?!?! that is so sweet. he is so sweet. sooo excited for this weekend :) have a good one!

Jalene said...

wow!! that is so awesome! i've always wanted to meet him, but never had the chance yet. what an opportunity!

Jess said...

WOW!! You are so lucky to have met him! He is a amazing prophet!
My favourite time of the year is video conference! Hope you enjoy it from you cozy bed and your treats as well.

JayMay said...

Awesome! President Monson is such a wonderful man and prophet! I met him several years ago at my Grandfather's funeral and he brought so much happiness and laughter with him. Me and some of my cousins were crying together and he came over and started telling us funny stories about sail boats and totally cheered us right up! I love that man! I'm glad you got to meet him too! :]

kylie said...

this will be a wonderful conference, beginning of spring weekend! president monson is truly amazing - that's so cool that you met him!

Jessica Lynn said...

loved that video mix-up. that is such a great opportunity to meet the prophet!

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