Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Gratitude for Temples
As mentioned in my post on our anniversary, twenty eight years ago Allan and I were married in the Oakland Temple. We were sealed together for time and eternity and at that time Stephen was sealed to us. It was an amazing experience.
In a recent talk at General Conference, Elder Gong talked about being sealed in different directions--something a dear friend of mine wrote after losing her brother. A few days before Elder Gong's talk she wrote: "I am so grateful to know he was sealed to his family in every direction. I know he is figuring out more of the plan as he is introduced to the spirit world and gets to work. I am so comforted right now to understand that this life is just one step of something much bigger. I know we can see him again. I know we are supported by a loving Heavenly Father who hears our prayers and loved by a Savior who understands our heartbreak."
I am truly grateful for the temples.
In a few weeks, we will have the opportunity to be in the Bountiful Temple when Heidi and Daniel are married for time and eternity. (I love that our granddaughter, Amanda, and her husband, Darren, were married in that temple, as well) I know it will be a wonderful day. It will be wonderful to be in the temple with some of our children--we will miss Elder Rob, but I had to laugh when in his last e-mail he wrote, "They should've thought about the Idaho Falls Temple, and maybe I could've dropped in ; ) Just kidding, I wouldn't do that."
A few other temples that hold special meaning for us:
It was a great day when Stephen and Daphne were sealed as a family.
Now this temple is one of my favorites. It is where my Allan's family was sealed and where Neal and Macy were married.
This is our temple. This is also where Brent received his endowment.
Just a few months ago, this is where Heidi and Kyle each were endowed.