President Jefferey R. Holland came to Tyler, Texas this weekend for our conference. It was amazing. Brad attended the Priesthood Session and said there weren't many dry eyes by the end. He said Elder Holland was very moving. I felt the same way during the Saturday night adult session. He spoke about trials and what we need to do during them. It truly felt like he was speaking directly to me. On Sunday we got ready and went up to the church over an hour early. Even getting there that early we sat half way back in the gym. The kids did great at listening and being reverent and we were again taught by Elder Holland. He told us about President Hinckley. He said that he was sick and missed his wife. He told us that everyone around him including his kids and his councilors were always trying to get him to take a day off. He told us that he didn't know anyone else at almost 98 who worked like President Hinckley, if fact he wasn't sure that he knew anyone who was even 98. He told us that the church was and always has been President Hinckley's life. He wondered aloud about what President Hinckley would do if he wasn't doing Churchwork. He said, "Can you imagine President Hinckley in Palm Springs?" "I don't think he would even know what a golf club was and he has certainly never worn a bathing suit!" Elder Holland has a wonderful sense of humor. It was an amazing experience to listen to him. It felt very personal. I feel even more blessed after leaning about President Hinckley passing away. I'm sure Elder Holland had been worrying about him. After the meeting the kids and I went into the foyer and Elder Holland shook my hand and Nelson's hand, and then he touched Macey and Kambree, and talked a few seconds to Annie. I was amazed at the spirit he possesses as a special witness of Christ. It was a great conference.