Monday, December 1, 2008

52 Blessings Project~ Week 47

Running behind posting but have been meaning to on this one. So..

This Week I Am Grateful For~ Going To The Temple!

Tony and I haven't been to the temple for over 6 years! Gasp..yes I know. But when we moved into our new ward our bishop told us he feels that there are blessings that come to your family when you attend the temple and he felt very strongly that we shouldn't wait any longer to get our recommends! Wow! When we lived in Colorado our bishop there said he wouldn't give us a recommend for at least a year and then it was still only a maybe. I was upset thinking it was extreme but we went along with it. We hadn't done anything really wrong but were just inactive for awhile.

So I was thrilled and emotional and grateful all rolled into one when we got our recommends!

Last weekend our stake had a day of gratitude. They asked all the families in the stake to attend the temple. They wanted adults to attend a session and they wanted families to visit the visitor center and the temple grounds. They even served a lunch for everyone at the chapel.

So we took the kids and made a day of it. It was such a neat experience for us and my kids were so sweet. I was so moved by some of the comments the older ones made. It gave me hope that there is a testimony in there hiding. And that we were on the right track to help build it.

I knew it was where we should be and that we were doing the right thing.

Needless to say it was a emotional day!

I felt such peace and I am feel so grateful to be able to have a temple recommend and to be able to attend. For that I am very grateful!


Shelli said...

What a beautiful day! I love the temple -- it is such an escape from the uglies of the world. I'm so glad your bishop recognized it was time to get you back there! I'm so happy for you.


We are so happy for you. I can't imagine anything better to do to protect your family from the world. I love going even though it usually takes at least six hours. What a blessing for your family.

RhondaLue said...

I'm so happy for what sounds like a beautiful day and experience. It's such a blessing for us to have a temple just 5 minutes away. We still don't go as often as I'd like but what a blessing it is when we do go!

raising4boys said...

That's so neat they made it a family event with lunch and everything! It's important for our children to see how special going to the temple is and for them to set a goal to someday go to!! (but you knew that already)

Lori said...

That is so great you and your family got to do this. The temple is awesome, and what a great way to include the families!