The final question of the night for Gov. Kristi Noem came from a woman asking what those in attendance could do through prayer to help Noem and her family.
“You know, I would say my family is amazing. Really it’s a miracle my children turned out to be amazing. If you think about it, my little Booker was seven years old when I got elected to Congress. I got on a plane every week and I left and was gone for the majority of the time. Now, I made a rule that when I came home, I’ve got two girls – Kassidy and Kennedy and then Booker is the youngest, they’re 26, 23 and 18, I know, I’m old. But that was the reason we made a rule when I came home that we all had to be together on the weekends. And they could bring any friends they wanted to parades or dinners. Sometimes I’d show up at Lincoln Day dinners with 10 kids with me. But the one thing that I would say is, that is why I think my kids turned out, because we made it a priority to spend time together. And I would say that, you know, you pray for us that they are strong, they are good, they are independent, hard-working kids, but their mom needs some wisdom and I need discernment. Because I think in this day in age a lot of times, and my kids know this better than anybody, there is a constant attack on the family no matter where they go. And I need to have the discernment to make the right decision at the right time. And because we are unified in that, and I would say that for us to be encouraged, God has always been faithful to us. But I would still say that the consequences of what I do does impact them. And continue to pray for that and we’ll be just fine in South Dakota.”