Watching conference with kids is hard. But we tried to set that expectation, that we would be distracted, and that worked well in keeping the peace.
My main impression is that I am improving. I am in fact making progress and am doing better than I was 2 or 5 years ago. There’s still a lot to do, but it’s encouraging to realize.
Second I was quite struck by the idea that God would not have been surprised by the pandemic, or have to rush to rearrange any plans. And so I wonder how far back those preparations could have gone in my life.
Last, I always feel reassured by reminders that other faithful people have gone through difficult times, and have come out the other side. Like the despair of Joseph Smith spending months in jail. Or how the Saints must have felt passed through the Civil War, World War 1, the 1918 pandemic, or World War 2. It would have felt like the end of the world.