Tuesday, September 18, 2012
" Seeing life from an eternal perspective
helps us focus our limited mortal energies
on the things that matter most."
~Elder Joseph B. Worthlin.
May 1998, pg. 14
My Friends' Rachel, Brenda Will and I had a opportunity to go to the Brigham City Temple Open House. We went on September 11, 2012. Brenda wanted to go on this day because it was the day two years ago that she received her endowment in the Bountiful Temple. I myself was very excited to go because this was my first open house. I have been to many dedications but not an actual walk through of the temple. This temple in Brigham City is one of the most beautiful temples I have ever seen. Going to the open house was also a sweet experience because I grew up in Brigham City and went to Elementary school where the Temple now stands. I was able to show my friends one of the houses I grew up in which is 2 blocks away from the Temple. As we were in line to go through the Temple I ran into a good friend of mine, Paige who I used to work with at Club Heights that was so much fun running into her, because we were able to catch up and talk about the cute kids at Club Heights. As we approached the Temple Doors I had this very peaceful feeling come over me like I was coming home and and I was exactly where I needed to be. Walking through the temple was a very neat spiritual and sacred experience. I had this very strong feeling that I need to go to the Temple a lot more often than I do. The Whole experience was just so neat and I am so glad that I was there with some very good friends.
On Friday the 14th of September I had another opportunity to go to the open house with my mom and niece Haelee. She was very excited to go. It was kind of a crazy day anywhere from running behind schedule, to forgetting to pick up Haelee at school, to finally forgetting her outfit and having to buy her a new one, but after all of that everything fell into place. Before we went over to the temple I took a picture of Haelee in front of our old house the same one I show my friends. It was neat telling her some of the crazy and funny stories that happened there. When we finally got to the Temple the line was not that long but it was hot in the parking garage area. My poor mom who had been sick that week wasn't feeling great but she managed to pull through and make it through the line. Showing and telling Haelee about the Temple was such a neat experience. I hope that one day she does join the church and is able to go the Temple one day. After the Temple we went and showed her the first home I grew up in and we also were able to share some funny and crazy memories about growing up there. living in Brigham wasn't that great as I got older but looking back and being able to share memories is very neat. The last thing that we did was eat at Idle Idle one of my favorite places growing up. Both experiences were very neat and I will never forget them.
Posted by Amy Halbern at 9:02 PM