Monday, April 9, 2012


As I mentioned in one of my last post, we took a trip down to the Denver temple to go through a session.  Since Corey and I have been married we have been to the temple several times.  We went the most when we lived in Phoenix before we had kids.  At least once a month we went sometimes twice.  I loved the Mesa temple.  Since kids have come along we have tried to go, but it hasn't been as frequent as we liked.  We took for granted the fact the temple was only an hour and half away in Washington D.C. and then about the same for Oklahoma City when we lived there.  So upon moving here and knowing that it is 4 hours one way to either the Denver or Billings temple made me realize how wonderful we really had it. 

We made some really great friends here, the Perry's.  They are so cute and have 4 kids that are staggered right along with ours.  They love playing together and it seems they always want to go over to each others houses.  Upon getting to know them better we found out they just got sealed as a family in the temple 4 years ago.  Their smallest was just a baby and since the sealing they haven't had the opportunity to go back.  So it was such a special experience from my point of view to go with them.

You could just see the awe factor still in play and as we go through the temple I think we get used to it and forget just how wonderful everything is.  It was the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time.  As we were sitting in the Celestial room I look over and see them close together with their heads touching.  Eyes closed and tears.  It really was beautiful.  And it made me remember and realize just how lucky we truly are for the Gospel.  I have always had it, so I always assume my life is like others.  But to see someone who knows first hand the difference before and after is just awe inspiring.  It gave me that extra kick I needed to go through with some stuff that I have been putting on the back burner.  As I was laying in bed last night I was putting things into plan mode and I got really scared.  Scared for change, scared for the unknown.  And I could feel myself starting to talk myself out of it.  But then the thought came to mind that fear is not part of Heavenly Father's plan.  It is Satan who wants us to fear.  If I truly trust and put my faith in my Heavenly Father and my Savior all will be right.  It will be interesting to see what the future holds.


Anonymous said...

You will be fine, you are on the straight and narrow path. Stay true and you will have no fear. You are a daughter God. Your Heavenly Father and your earthly mother love you very much.

Sally said...

Thanks for the reminder that I need to get to the temple! This is the first time that we have ever lived so close to one and we have not taken advantage of it. How fun that you got to go to the temple with your friends!

melissa said...

How fun! Nice that you had someone to babysit. We are about 4 hours from our temple too and we haven't been yet.