Five years ago today, I had the opportunity to go the LDS temple to receive my endowment.
(If you aren’t familiar with the LDS church, here is a good link about why Mormons have temples.)
I was lucky enough to share this opportunity with my biggest little brother, who was preparing to leave on a two-year mission to Greece.
It was such a beautiful day.
We were both lucky enough to be accompanied by a lot of friends and family that day.
This is the Provo temple, where we went that day, and where I later worked:
This is the Mt. Timpanogus temple, which is the one I thought I had called to make the appointment, only to get a letter in the mail a week later from the Provo temple reminding us of our appointment there making me realize I had dialed the wrong number:
I didn’t bother to call and switch it. The Provo temple is where our parents were married.
Temples are all about families, so it seemed appropriate.
This is the Seattle temple, where I was married to my sweetheart 652 wonderful days ago:
I’m grateful to live in a part of the world and in a time where I can go to the temple often.
I wish I had the opportunity to go to the temple today to celebrate, because it is one of my favorite places to go. Unfortunately, I’ve got a bit of a stomach bug and the 1.5 hr drive doesn’t look like a possibility.
But that is okay, because I know the covenants I made there are eternal, and that I will be able to return again soon.
Happy April 9th everyone!