|photo: Salt Lake Temple, Summer 2012 taken by me using picfx and instagram iphone app|
Tonight the husband and I were able to attend the temple. I absolutely love going to the temple and feeling the spirit there. I'm so grateful for my best friend who said she would watch Havyn so we could go. Thank you so much Michelle, you're the best!
When we were in college we regularly attended once a month. Having a baby changes things, and we just haven't been able to go as often. We would like to make it a goal to go once a month but it's one of those things you have to make happen instead of just saying, "I think we should go to the temple". You have to make it happen. I'm so glad we were able to go. It was so nice being in the Lord's house and feeling peace and being able to feel the spirit there. The spirit in the temple seems so much different outside the temple. There it's not interrupted and you can focus on it so much more. I love that and I wish that I could feel that spirit a lot more in my day to day life. Uninterrupted. We almost didn't make the session we wanted to make but we did, although if we didn't we knew there was one 30 minutes later and really, I don't mind sitting in the chapel. Anyway, we made it to the session, it was small so I knew that it would go by fast. As soon as I sat down I felt this peace come over me that I knew I needed to be there today. I've had so much going on in my life and I just needed a break; mentally, physically and most of all spiritually. It was so nice to sit by myself without my sweet girl deciding if she wants to sit on my lap or get down and roll around. It was also nice because on Sunday when we go to church all we do is roam the halls. I don't feel like I'm being spiritually lifted but I know we need to be there so that when Havyn gets older she understands we need to be in church on Sundays. As much as I love that and having her keeping me busy. I needed a break. Before the session started my eyes filled with tears because I knew that I needed to be there and be spiritually fed by my Heavenly Father. The session went by fast and as we were sitting in Celestial room I wanted to stay there all night because it was so quiet, peaceful and for once I could hear myself think. I could hear myself think of what I needed to ask my Heavenly Father for.
Temples are heaven on earth. They are here for us to gain knowledge and leave the evils of the world and feel peace and assurance that what we are doing on this Earth is for the good and helping us remember what is ahead of us. I'm so so so grateful that I was able to attend the temple with my husband and that we made it there.