Sarah Palin Speaks to Thousands at LU

Photojournalist: Sally Delta

Lynchburg, VA - Saturday, Sarah Palin spoke at a Women's Conference on Liberty University's campus. Her message this time was a lot more personal than political, sharing with the audience why she chose family over the White House.

"The best day of my life was April 20, 1989 when I became a mom, and I'm sure you moms out there can agree," said Palin.

The crowd was filled with moms that felt the same as Palin.

"If I had to make a choice, my family would come first," said one conference attendee.

"Honest to goodness, I think, if you don't have family, you don't have anything," said Brittany Stone.

In a letter earlier this week, Palin stated, family comes first. Saturday, she echoed that statement.

"The goal for my kids is to allow as much normalcy in their lives as we possibly can," said Palin.

She says being in the limelight, as such a high profile political figure, took its toll over time.

"When I was the governor and I gave birth to Trig, the next day in the hospital my staff came into the hospital and brought me some legislation to sign some bills into law," said Palin.

Palin says she wants to stay involved in the world of politics, but doesn't need a title to do it.

"There are the world's standards of perfection and then there's Gods standard of perfection, and at the end of the day that's all that matters," said Palin.

It's estimated 10,000 women showed up to the sold-out conference, and many ladies say seeing Sarah Palin was the highlight.