Saturday, January 24, 2009

Draper Temple

So we went to the Draper Temple open house last night and had a great time. It was so neat to be able to take our three children along with us and to have them be a part of this special experience. Emma is 8 and was very excited to be able to go inside the temple. It was so fun to discuss things with her and to have her ask questions and be able to see the lightbulb turn on inside. On the drive down to the temple we sang LOTS of primary songs that the kids all knew. They are so dang cute!! Every once in a while Hannah would break out in the ABC's song but even so she was able to sing quite a few of the songs with us and she is just in the nursery. When we were touring the temple it was so special to have our children with us in the Celestial room and to talk about this being a piece of heaven on Earth. All of our children loved this room the most! The chandelier was BEAUTIFUL and breathtaking!!! We also took a friend Juan and his wife and son along. They are not members but were really interested in going with us. They speak mostly Spanish so we were able to watch the DVD in Spanish and English prior to entering the temple. I felt the spirit as strong with the Spanish version as I did with the English version. It is amazing how the spirit speaks to us. I am so grateful for this opportunity and was very touched spiritually to have been a part of this experience. I hope my children remember this experience the rest of their lives! I also hope Juan and his family felt something special about this experience and that it touched them in a special way. We hope you all have a chance to go if you can, it is very beautiful!

1 comment:

Bellblogging said...

We got to go! It is awesome! I just notice your post on Brant and Nikki's blog...haha to funny! I added you to mine so I could keep in touch! Your kids are so cute!