Yesterday, my hubby and I had an appointment at the Temple in Philadelphia. A friend of ours from church was about to go through the temple for the first time! Such an exciting and special time in her life.
Hubby and I with our friend Sarah at the Philadelphia LDS Temple
Now, my hubs is notoriously late for everything. Makes me nuts. I try very hard to get him on my time but I almost never succeed.
Philadelphia is roughly an hour from our home. We needed to be at the temple by 12:30 for a 1 PM session.
My husband, true to his character, did not walk out of the door until 12:40. If you remember, just a minute ago, I said the temple was an hour away and we needed to be there at 12:30. Panic set in. There was no way we were going to make it the temple. I thought about just not even going.
To make it worse, we were so close. Less than 10 miles away and just kept hitting traffic. My husband called the temple at 12:15 and asked what the latest possible time we could be there was. They answered with 12:30. It was no possible to make it. We were 30 minutes out due to traffic.
I was so upset. I didn’t talk to my husband the whole way there.
We got to the temple at 12:40 and there was parking right out front. Never happens. I parked and hustled to get into the temple. Praying the whole time they’d take us.
So I haven’t been to the temple in a few weeks. Not since Alex and I promised each other forever.
I am seriously so thankful for holy places like the temple.
It has been such a chaotic and stressful few weeks so when my friend called earlier this week and asked if I wanted to go to the temple I jumped at the opportunity.
Well, last night was our temple date. Naturally, things were going wrong. Thank you adversary. My friend had an awful day at work, I was getting a migraine and we hit a ton of traffic. It was almost 6 and we had to be at the temple by 6 for our appointment. We hadn’t even dropped her son off yet to her brother. So we called the temple and they were so kind and let us move our appointment to 8 PM instead.
Talk about relief. It was so stressful the entire process of getting there and coordinating with everyone involved. Once we got there though, the world disappeared. It was magical.
Because we were so early for an 8 PM appointment (since we planned on coming at 6) we got to do a little extra spiritual work. Boy was it needed. (more…)
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Woah. Okay so I guess it’s been almost 3 weeks since I was sealed for time and all eternity to the love of my life.
We’ve been married for almost two years so why was this different? I’m hoping I can
saying “I Do” for the first time
explain the difference with the respect it deserves.
So, before we were simply that, married. We eloped in a county clerk’s office during my lunch (because my boss wouldn’t give me the day to get married!). Like most marriages in the beginning it was exciting but not without problems. Things really do change after you get married. We were combining everything, bank accounts, cell phone plans, etc. Things just become different. Things that didn’t bother you while you were dating can become huge fights when you’re married. Don’t think we spent a lot of time “compromising.” It was so much excitement and love and happiness.
Now that’s it has been two years, there’s a lot less compromise and a lot more love and excitement.
Being sealed in the temple was a totally different experience. Both ceremonies we had both civil and temple were beautiful in their own right. However, this sealing was different. I got to promise Alex FOREVER. Not just until death but forever.