Monday, February 20, 2012

I love to see the temple...

Today was a great day! The boys had the day off from school, and Brett had the day off from work and it just so happened to be our Stake Temple Day, so as a family, we spent a good portion of the day here. I can think of no better way to spend the afternoon than enjoying the wonderful spirit of the temple. I love this scripture in 2 Nephi 9:52

Behold, my beloved brethren, remember the words of your God; pray unto him continually by day, and give thanks unto his holy name by night. Let your hearts rejoice

Today my heart did rejoice. I love being in the temple with my husband, and I am thankful for our eternal marriage. I also felt joy knowing that Erik was having the opportunity to participate in baptisms for the dead. I was also grateful to know that my other 3 boys (Cameron, Austin, and Ethan) where close by being taught and cared for by wonderful leaders in the primary. There is joy in the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is joy in service. Families are eternal. These are truths that I hold dear and thank my Heavenly Father for. I truly do love to see the temple.
My boys

2 fabulous comments:

Ali said...

What a great day! When you said that Erik did baptisms for the dead I was shocked because I can't believe he is old enough to do that! Really, I can't believe how big all your boys look! So glad you and Brett were able to go to the have inspired me!

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day! Can't think of anything better! I love the picture of your family in front of the temple and the boys look especially handsome. They are all getting so big. That's exciting that Erik had the opportunity of performing baptisms. What a great experience for him.