The Conference Mandate

4/03/2012 The Charmer 1 Comments

So this weekend Elder Ballard told me to get married.

Guess I know what I'll be doing in four months...

I really thought about just leaving the post at that. But I figured I should probably elaborate and give you a story about the time the Charmer was chastised in general conference.

So, about 6ish months ago I decided that by March I would have made up my mind about whether or not I would be putting in mission papers after graduation. (Well, technically, I'd thought I had that decided for a long time...but then Mr. Director came around and so what I'd figured was a surety turned into a less-than-sure-thing. I realized I might have to make a decision between a mission and marriage).

March snuck up, as the months seem to do, and then this weekend I realized it suddenly wasn't March anymore. And unfortunately, I hadn't quite made up my mind.

So, late at night on March 31 I stubbornly decided that I needed to pick something (after all, I said I would!). I decided to pick the mission. It seemed like a much safer option (I am a gamophobe, after all). The next morning, I obstinately decided to tell Mr. Director.

Unsurprisingly, he didn't take the news very well.

Luckily I could pull it off as an April Fool's joke ... Kind of.

Still, I continued my cheeky (and probably blasphemous behavior) by informing him that unless I got a talk in conference telling me to get married, I would be inclined to pursue the mission. I think Mr. Dir gave up on the conversation at this point, but not before he pointed out that that particular decision was probably a flawed one.

Anyways, we're sitting in the conference center during the Saturday afternoon session. Elder Ballard stands up to the podium. Of all the apostles, I've always had the hardest time relating to Elder Ballard; however, at this particular moment I had the impression that it would be very important for me to pay close attention to his talk.

Well, needless to say, I got my talk. And Mr. Director was elbowing me and loving it the whole time. (That is, until Elder Ballard chastised all the single men. Then I felt that it was appropriate to elbow Mr. Dir right back.)

Anyway, Mr. Dir and I are officially dating again, so I guess we'll see if we end up following Elder Ballard's counsel or not.

The Charmer

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Anonymous said...

Grinning + sniffling. Yay! Good luck to you both!