Monday, September 24, 2012

How Blessed We Are

I realize that living in Utah means that there is a temple around every corner.  Almost.
 
Okay.  Not really.
 
But, we really are so blessed to have so many temples so close to us.
 
Last July, we were among the throngs of people who were able to descend on Brigham City, Utah, to watch them hoist up and place the statue of Moroni on the top of the beautiful temple they were building there. 
 
We started out far away,
 
 
and ended up a lot closer.

 
It was neat to be able to feel of the saints excitement to have a temple even closer to them.
 
We are so spoiled.
 
In August, we joined the throngs again as we had the privilege of being able to go inside the temple and tour it during the open house.  Chase especially liked going inside this beautiful temple since he had been able to watch so many steps along the way at it was being built.

 
He has a great love for temples at his young age because of the significance they hold for him.  The Logan Utah temple especially.  He loves that temple dearly because of the opportunity to be sealed to his family there. He loves being part of a forever family and is genuinely (and sweetly) concerned when he finds out that one of his friends hasn't had the opportunity to be sealed yet. 
 
He is a great missionary.
 
Yesterday, we had the opportunity to attend the dedication of this temple.  There were some beautiful promises and blessings given.
 
 We have come full circle.  We realize how extremely lucky we are to have been able to participate in so many aspects of the coming of this temple.
 
Probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
 
Even here in Utah.

2 comments:

Sylvia said...

Thank you for this post and the special opportunities it gave you family. Chase will forever hold these memories in his heart.

Kathy said...

Glad you were able to attend!