It's called "Time out For Women"
The event is an LDS conference for women of the Church created by Deseret Books. I went with my mum for our very first time since becoming members of the Church so we were pretty excited.
I was excited for multiple reasons, but a particularly reason was that I was going to meet two of the most influential people in my life. Brad Wilcox, and Sheri L. Dew. Since joining the church, many apostles and Prophets have inspired me in talks from Conferences and etc, but these two people write books, they give conferences for Women or youth, they aren't called as General authorities or reside in a presidency role currently. I currently own two books of theirs that I almost carry around with me everywhere in my bag, for emergencies, called "No Doubt About It" by Sheri L. Dew, and 'The Continuous Atonement' by Brad Wilcox.
The first time I heard about Brad Wilcox was by my older brother, Michael, who shared with me a talk titled, 'His Grace Is Sufficient". It affected me on such a level that it inspired me to learn more about the Atonement than I ever had before. It created this entire journey for me that helped me so much!
I have loved every single one of his talks from then on, they just have a level of humour but also being filled with the Spirit that I really felt understood by.
The first time I heard about Sheri L. Dew was by my Seminary teacher, Sister Moana Howe. She had one of her talks playing on her cassette tape player in the car and as I was listening to it on the ride to Seminary, it actually gave me an answer to a prayer of mine. Since then, I have absolutely adored Sister Dew's talks for women in the Church and the power it has. My mum was given the book, 'No Doubt About It' and I...'borrowed' it. Don't worry, I bought her another copy ;)
So...Back to Time Out For Women. I knew they were going to be two speakers at this conference, and it absolutely blew my mind. I begged my mum to buy us tickets for us to go to it in Sydney.
Now...when I actually saw them for the first time, my brain went into overwhelmed mode. My mum even took pictures and a video of me while laughing because I was just in AWE! I couldn't believe two of my greatest role models were in my presence.
During breaks in the Conference, I'd fling myself at my mum and be like "LET'SGOGETPICTURESNOWANDGETEVERYTHINGOFMINESIGNEDPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE!!" and finally my mum agreed. By the time she had gotten the camera and put all her stuff down, I was already jumping in line to get their signature, a picture and a hug. When Brad Wilcox finally stood in front of me, smiling...I almost fainted, I will be honest. I couldn't believe my eyes. He brought me into a huge bear hug and instantly asked my name, holding out hid hand for my book to sign. I honestly couldn't speak! HOW DO YOU REACT WHEN THE PERSON YOU LISTEN TO, READ ABOUT, AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO OTHERS TO DO THE SAME IS STANDING IN FRONT OF YOU?! :D
He was so kind, and personable. It's one of the greatest experiences in my life :)
Meeting Sheri Dew was so fantastic too. She was so much taller than me, so when she came to give me a hug she was almost completely bent over (Story of my life!). She said that my name was beautiful and sign my book while I stood with glistening tears of awe in my eyes :) That's definitely a bucket list goal ticked off.
Overall, the conference was absolutely amazing. All the talks really helped me personally, and my mother and I went absolutely crazy at the mini book store they had of Deseret books that I save up my money for every year. I got missionary preparation books, personal help books, Doctrine and acting in faith books by the apostles...it was a great time :)
Best. Moment. Of. My Life. Thus Far. :D