Saturday, March 29, 2008
Blessings of the temple
Dave and I were able to go to the Idaho Falls Temple this week to do sealings. It's been a while since we have been able to go together. It is 45 minutes away and you move from room to room in this temple so it takes a long time to do a session. I have a difficult time leaving my baby for that long. I'm the kind of mom who takes her babies on dates and everywhere else until I quit nursing. Sometimes Dave will sit in the car with the baby while I go through a session. This time we left the baby with Akayla so we could go together. 10 years ago we went to Italy and found some leads for family history and we were finally able to seal some of Dave's great-great grandparents together. I don't often see my husband cry. He will get tears in his eyes when he's happy, but the tears don't often fall. He cried through the whole sealing and was very emotional afterward as well. It was a neat experience. The temple is a perfect way to grow closer to your husband. I recommend it to anybody!
Just a couple days ago a sweet boy that went to our school passed away. He had a rare form of cancer. The Academy is a very small charter school, so the kids all know each other and interact with the kids in the other grades a lot. My kids have been sad, and I find myself thinking about his family and choking up a lot. During scripture study we happened to be in 2nd Nephi talking about death and resurrection and the atonement. The kids asked a lot of great questions and we had a really good discussion. We only got through a couple of verses but our scripture study lasted over a half an hour. It was a wonderful way to help the kids understand the plan of salvation. I'm sure this little boy's parents are so grateful that they are sealed together and that they will be able to be with their little guy again.
A (relatively) close temple
The spirit of Elijah