Friday, April 5, 2013

I Love to See the Temple

Today our family is traveling to Detroit to go to the temple.  We are excited to go- it's a 2 hour drive away, so we haven't been in a while.  Tyson, my 9 year old, wrote this story yesterday and asked if he could post it on my blog.  He didn't even know yet that we were going to the temple when he wrote it!

Our children entered the temple when our baby Jayden was sealed to our family in November through the miracle of adoption, but they will not be able to enter again until they are 12 years old and ready to make a deep commitment to their Savior, Jesus Christ. 

 I don't think it was a coincidence that he wrote about how much he loved his picture of the temple on the day before he would actually be able to see the temple. Just looking at the temple makes the children happy... me too.  

These are his words:

In 2010 I got a temple card for Easter.  I kept it for about 3 years.  Then I gave it to my brother. 
I loved the temple card.  I loved it enough to give it away.
  When you love something, it doesn’t mean you don’t want people to touch it, or look at it. 
When you love something, it means you share it!  It’s you letting them look at a beautiful picture.

I love looking at pictures of the temples.  They remind me of Jesus.  They remind me of what He did for us.