Uplift Utah Families Conference

I had a wonderful opportunity to speak at the first Uplift Utah Families Conference in SLC at the Salt Palace this last weekend. I especially enjoyed meeting several of those in the audience after the talk. But my favorite part was being with my fabulous daughters April and Arianne. My daughter Arianne took these pictures and blogged about her experience here.
I've spent all of my adult life writing newspaper columns, magazine articles and books that I hope will uplift mothers and fathers in the most important thing they will ever do - raise a family. Yet, what I've wanted more than anything is to become a loving and joyful person, wife, mother and grandmother. My family is everything to me.  
I've never sought out speaking opportunities. They have just come to me. Though I've never been comfortable being in the spotlight, I find myself looking into the beautiful faces and the tender hearts of those I speak to. I see unique and priceless souls that I long to know, encourage and love. Pin It


shirlgirl said...

I loved Arianne's blog regarding this wonderful evening. I've commented on her blog. You sure do love everything that you have accomplished in your life and also in helping others. Awesome, Janene!

Janene Baadsgaard said...

Oh Shirley, I sure do love you. I look every time I post something to see if you stopped by. What a blessing you are to me.

shirlgirl said...

Thank you, Janene.