Monday, September 13, 2010

Temple Talk

Tonight as I was putting the kids to bed I told them about one of the first times I went to the temple a little bit. We talked about the first time I went to the temple. How it was a beautiful day, how the temple was beautiful inside and out, and how I held W's hand and it was wonderful.

Then S said, "How do you get [swchooo (kind of sounds like a vacuum sound)] married?

I told them how when we get married in the temple it is not like the regular ceremonies one sees on television. We kneel next to an alter and hold hands and make promises to each other and to the Lord. In return for these promises we make the Lord promises us that we can be married for eternity--forever.

It was at this point S interjected, "Know who I am going to marry?"
"Who," I asked.
"One of grandma's children."
"We don't marry relatives."
"What's a relative?"
"You know, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, etc."
"Oh," she paused, "then you'll have to wait and see when I get married."

She's very insightful.

The picture of the temple you see is often how I remember the Salt Lake City Temple, because we were married in the spring time and the tulips were in bloom.

The picture below was taken about 2 years after we were married. This weekend marks nine years since W and I met.

If you have any questions about the temple, please ask me. It is one of my favorite subjects.

1 comment:

Chelise said...

Absolutely lovely Mel! I resound Sara's insight- wait and see who I marry! he he.

I love that you're always a missionary!