At the same stake conference, which I wrote of yesterday, my husband and I had the pleasure of sitting by a young family, a beautiful mother and handsome father with two small children. I delighted in watching the children find contentment in the things their parents had brought to keep them busy during the two hour meeting.
There were "paper" dolls, made with flannel backing. There was a "quiet book" with activities to remind the children of gospel principles. There was a church magazine with stories written especially for children.
I thought of the care and love that went in to the parents' preparation to bring two active children to stake conference, where the talks and music are aimed toward the adults. It is no mean feat. It requires patience and determination and, most of all, love.
Joy for today: watching love in action.