Thursday, August 26, 2010
Just 6 years ago I was able to go through the temple to receive many blessings and covenants the week before I was going to be married. Going to the temple is such an exciting opportunity to worthy members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-Day Saints. It is a beautiful place filled with peace, love, and the spirit of God.
When we were first married, it was very easy to get to the temple when we wanted to go, so we went often. However, once we had our first baby, it was a lot harder. Going to the temple takes us about 3 hours. I love to go, but it is hard to be away from a baby who needs her mommy for that long.
My husband is now serving as the Ward Clerk and as a part of the bishopric has been challenged to go to ward temple night every month. At first this seemed like an insane request... every month? But over the past few months, we have been able to pull it off. We have been blessed with baby sitters for our girls and have found the time and motivation to get to the temple.
I love ward temple nights now. It is a special time to get together with others in our ward and worship in the sacred temple. I wish more people in the ward would make it a priority.
Today is Stake Temple Day. We are planning to go do initiatory service tonight. I can't be more excited. Temples truly do bring blessings and are a big blessing in our lives.