Today we were blessed to be able to attend the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house.
I was so disappointed to have not been able to go to the Draper Temple open house, but the wait was worth it. Merrill was able to take the whole day off (that was not possible in February and early March.. for SOME reason.)We took our time today, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The best was seeing Lynn's face when I told her she was really IN the temple, not just the waiting area, like on Saturday at the Primary activity.But even better than that was to see the looks on their faces when they entered the Celestial Room..
We all longed to stay in there for just a little longer than the walk-through.
Tears came to my eyes instantly, to think of having my three girls there with me and my husband.. together as a family in the holy temple.
I so look forward to the day when we are all there together again, dressed in our temple clothes.
They loved the chandeliers everywhere, the beautiful flowers, and the brides room, of course.
I remember my mom telling me as we went through the Bountiful temple's open house, when I was 15, "This is where I will help you get ready on your wedding day." What an image that produced.. and a goal that was already set, became more concrete.
I told my girls the same thing. I pray that it has the same effect.We sat in a sealing room, where families can be bound not only for time, but for all eternity, and listened as a sweet couple bore testimony of the Priesthood that has the power to bind us forever.
After they spoke we had the girls look up, into the mirror directly across from us.
"Do you see how our reflection goes on and on and on? That is how our family is. We go on forever!! There is never an end, we'll never be apart."This makes me all the more excited to take them there, someday..
I can't wait..
Really, I guess I can.
The Spirit felt was so strong, and I was thankful that they had boxes of Kleenex strategically placed by the doors of the Celestial room :) What an awesome day!