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Friday, April 23, 2010

Shawn Goes to the Temple

I love the temple!

Wednesday morning as I was getting ready to head out the door to work, my sister Christine called me and let me know that Shawn (her son) was going through the temple that evening and invited me to come along.

Shawn was too excited to go through the temple, that as soon as he had his recommend in hand, he wanted to go. He received it Sunday.

The temple is closed on Monday. Tuesday he called and scheduled to go through on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

Usually, you schedule your first visit to the temple when all of your family or relatives can be there (like on a weekend). But Shawn was too excited to wait. He is such a valiant man.

This is my busy week and Wednesday is a busy day - I had to hurry to be present on this special occasion.

I made it and as I watched Shawn in the temple, I could see the spirit of the Lord shine through him. The excitement to serve the Lord and to be called one of His own. He has such a great heart and has the "I want to be good" attitude. I really admire him and the joy that comes to him in keeping the commandment and striving to live a good life.

I watched him and he seemed so young. He reminded me of a Primary child excited to be baptised. Excited for that day to progress in the Lords kingdom. The light shown from him.

It's always exciting to be with family in the temple. The temple is a holy place, a place of love and beauty. It's a place where I feel close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

I'm thankful for the temple. I'm thankful for the happiness and knowledge the gospel of Jesus Christ provides me. I'm thankful for families. It was a wonderful evening and I'm happy that I was able to attend the Temple with Shawn as he prepares to go on a mission. I'm proud of the man he is.

As a side note, the flowers were beautiful at the entrance of the temple. Spring tulips, daffodils and spring flowers every where. Gorgeous!


Garden of Egan said...

What a great experience for both of you.
It sounds like he'll be a good missionary.
Beautiful thoughts and I love the temple picture.

gigi said...

I can't wait to go next week with a Dear friend, her first time. Those first time visits are the best.Glad you got to be with your family.

Ann Marie said...

Even when our days are so busy.. and hectic.. and we feel too tired to go.. once we get there.. it's always a boost. :)
So grateful for Temples. :)
Have a good weekend!

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

How exciting!!! I love the flowers at the Temple!!! I was there last week and I keep thinking we need to go back as a family and take pictures!!!


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