"As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect our faith. As we go to the holy house, as we remember the covenants we make therein, we will be able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation."
—Thomas S. Monson
Our November Temple pick was the Bountiful Utah Temple. Ryan and I were able to do baptisms. Normally they prefer the youth to do baptisms, but it was early in the morning and there wasn't any youth, so we were lucky enough to do baptisms. While we were waiting to go in to do baptism there was a young girl and her parents. I talked to her mom afterward, and she said that since the girl was young she has asked that for her 12th birthday present all she wanted was to go to baptisms with her parents. So, they took her out of school because it was her birthday to do baptisms for the first time. I thought that was so neat that this young girl had her eye on such a fantastic goal and I was there to witness and strengthen my testimony. As we were leaving and asked someone to take our picture, it was fun to think that back in 2007 we came specifically to the Bountiful Temple to get our endowments, so that our amazing missionary Elder Austin Baxter could be there with us! Attending the Temple this morning was such a great way to start the day and a wonderful reminder of what a huge part the Gospel plays in our lives.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I'm so thankful for my awesome hubby who continues to amaze me with his kindness and love for all those around him. I'm thankful for our beautiful girls and all the joy they bring to our lives. I'm thankful for all my wonderful friends and family who make me smile and encourage me to do better. I'm thankful for my knowledge of the Gospel and the beauty and happiness it brings into my life. I'm so so thankful for the amazing family I have, they continue to fill my life with laughter and happiness. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!