Tuesday, July 12, 2011

i love to see the temple

I feel like I have 1,024 things to update you on.

Like how Tim and I dressed up as cows on Friday.  [More details to come.  Be excited.]

Or how we got our marriage license this morning and how I tried really hard not to be gullible.  [Sneaky sneaky, Clerk.]

Or how we got our engagement pictures back yesterday!  [Ashtyn you da you da bessst.]

Or how we're gonna send out our announcements at the end of this week.  [Keep your fingers crossed!]

Or how we talked to our stake president [religious leader] on Sunday.

Or 1,019 other things.

And I will tell you about those things, I promise.  [Like you could even get out of it.]

But really, right now I just want to tell you the reason why we talked to our stake president last Sunday.

On Friday, I am going to this place:

I have been waiting to go there my whole life.  And now that it's finally happening, it all feels so surreal.

More than anything, I feel grateful.  Grateful that I am going to be able to enter the House of the Lord.  Grateful that loved ones will be there with me.

And most of all, grateful that Heavenly Father has provided a way for all of us to return back to live with Him someday.

I love to see the temple.
I’m going there someday
To feel the Holy Spirit,
To listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I’ll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.

I love to see the temple.
I’ll go inside someday.
I’ll cov’nant with my Father;
I’ll promise to obey.
For the temple is a holy place
Where we are sealed together.
As a child of God, I’ve learned this truth:
A fam’ly is forever.


Tim said...

I can't wait for you to go to the Temple. This is such an exciting time. Great blog post Babe!!!

Alexis Kaye said...

YES i am so excited for you :) it's wonderful. Go in with the expectations that it's going to be very different, and you'll love it

Chelsea said...

I am SO excited for you to go through the temple. It is such a special experience. I've only been married a little while, so I'm still learning a lot about what everything means, but the spirit is so strong.

Congratulations on everything!


Ashley Sloan said...

Awww congrats! I remember when I went through the temple in Denver...very big moment for you! :) And dressing up as cows...did you get free food from Chick-fil-a? Ha. My sister did that before but now she is on a mission. And Arizona...where in AZ are you from? I have a few friends there!

Ashley Sloan