Sunday, March 2, 2008

Going to the Temple


Of course everything about the temple and the ordinances we participate in there, is miraculous. I made an appointment for myself to go Saturday and I am not exaggerating when I say Friday night felt like Christmas Eve. I had set out my clothes, even ironed my dress, had everything ready so I wouldn't forget. The morning came and when I woke early, I still felt like I was going to some special party or event I had been greatly anticipating (I guess that is exactly what it is). I don't know why I was so excited this particular visit, except that maybe I just really needed it.

As I sat back in reflection I was so grateful that for a few hours my time stood still. I know the minutes were ticking by, but to me I felt on heavens timetable and I could really put a different perspective on my life and where I was in it. I had some great impressions and ideas for personal growth and change.

It was just a miracle to have that time...and I hope it's not long before I am back there again.

8 comments:

joshua said...

I feel compeled to say, because it's true, that this is one of the very best blogs I've ever visited yet!

Congrats!

PALAVROSSAVRVS REX

Kelli W. said...

Wow, what a neat compliment from the first commenter! And I agree, you have a special way of communicating the spiritual growth in your life. So do you and Spence take turns too? I can't wait for the day Pete and I can go together again. Small sacrifices, but oh so worth it! Thanks for sharing the things your grateful for.

Amanda said...

Ryan and I were just talking last night about switching off so we could each go at least once a month. Sounds like we're not the only ones with this idea. :) I've been dying to go for the last few weeks! Hopefully this weekend, it will come together.

JAMIE COOK~ said...

so, did you and spence go or just you? I am just wondering how you got a sitter and how close the temple is to your house...It is like christmas to finally go. Steve and I (before andy) use to go once a week. I never understood how people couldn't make it---then I had a baby and my eyes were opened. We literally have not been to a session sense she was born, and have only been once (for a sealing) other time than that). I am happy you got to go...it is such a peaceful thing...

JAMIE COOK~ said...

ps---since when did you put the word verification thing on here? that is why i haven't been leaving comments as much...to hard

H-less E-less said...

Yes, Spence and I have been taking temple turns. While (of course) it's wonderful to go together, there's also something great about going on my own. Whenever we have a date night I like to be somewhere I can really talk to and cozy up with my hubby.

Jamie- I know, I don't like the word verification but I started getting spam comments unfortunately.

Rebecca said...

Being in the temple is what reminded me that I needed to send those pajamas to you. Going to the temple really does help us to aspire to the people that our Father in Heaven sees that we can be and will be with His help. It made my day to get that comment on my blog! You will never know. I thought those pj's spelled Sara Ann Lake all over them...plus I got them on sale which also reminded me of you ;). I love it when you think you are getting a good deal and you get up to the cash register and they tell you they are even more on sale than the tagged price! Sweet!! Thank you for being so ready and willing to forgive me in less than a heartbeat. I have so much to learn from you Sara. You never cease to amaze me. I love you!

Kelly N. said...

I love how you describe your wonderful temple sessions. Makes me want to go tomorrow!!