Today we went to the adults only session of Stake Conference. Due to my new calling I had the "opportunity" to conduct the music - so I ended up sitting on the stand. There is nothing like sitting next to the entire stake presidency, the mission president and a former bishop/mission president to make you feel insignificant. Maybe that isn't quite the right word, maybe... inexperienced is better. I felt like a little kid playing dress-up in her mommy's clothes. I had no clue what I was doing up there. It was fun though. Of course, I had drunk like 3 water bottles before earlier so I had to -not so gracefully- sneak off the stand in the middle of the meeting to go to the bathroom.
The one highlight of the meeting, beside the really great special musical number by a new sister in the Chester Branch, took place during the closing hymn. While I was busy waving my arms around I saw one of our wonderful West African brothers from the 1st ward, Quilly, standing in the back holding my friend Christina's new baby boy. Quilly is one of the most big hearted people I know and you could tell by his expression that he was loving his time with little Issac. I wished I had had my camera with me. I would have stopped conducting just to take a picture of them together. It was a priceless moment. I miss seeing Quilly's big smile every Sunday. Heck, I miss my Philly 1st ward!!!