Wednesday, June 28, 2006

temple day

Today was a great day that started out being not so great. I had made arrangements to go to the 10 am session at the Temple, that our ward relief society was planning on attending but really didn't have a place for my girls to go. I knew Greg's parents were still in town at his grandmother's house but jnew they were planning on leaving today. I called them last night and they said they would love to watch them so I could go. I slept in a little later than I should have and was rushed to get the girls up, fed, dressed for swim, pack their clothes for today, and shower and get myself ready all in about an hour and a half. Today was my wash hair day so that usually adds twenty minutes to me getting ready. I finally got the girls off and myself dressed but I was a little grumpy by this point. I always seem to be in a bad mood when I am heading to the Temple. I think Satan is working extra hard on me to make me not get there or at least not be in the right frame of mind once I do arrive.

Jenny and Heidi picked me up and we headed out. It didn't take long being in the car with them to forget about my bad morning. They both have such great personlaities and never seem to let little things get to them. They both have beautiful testimonies and lift me up when I'm with them. We made it to the Temple but Jenny and Heidi both were "standby" for the session. I really wanted them to get in the session. It had been a long time since I had gone with friends and it had been a long time since I had been alone. I went on ahead hoping they would be able to make it in the session. Jenny was able to get the last seat but Heidi was not able to get in. She was able to do some other work there.
It was an uplifting esperience and one that I would like to have more often. When the Temple opened here a year ago we said we were going to try to go once or twice a month. We have only been 3 or 4 times total. I feel really guilty having it only twenty minutes away and not going more often. I will miss having a Temple so close when we move but hopefully we will have one somewhat near.

Heidi left today to move to Frisco, near Dallas. We will miss her and her family, but are sure to go and visit and maybe even move nearby. Heidi, you are wonderful and it was so sad to say goodbye today. Thanks for your example. Keep in touch.


Jenny said...

Ditto on the temple and Heidi. I guess it will give us another place to visit right?

Jenny said...

P.S. Doug loved your comment about Weston on the "L" post I forgot to tell you.

Nana said...

We were so glad to be there for you. I wish we could be there more often. I am so happy you had such a wonderful time with your friends. What a blessing it is to go to the Temple with good friends.