Thursday

I love to see the temple, I'm going there someday.

I really need to take the time to update my blog. I have so much to updatee about such as the end of the fire season, our roadtrip, and my first week in Florida. I plan on doing that SOON! But right now I just wanted to say a little something about a little experience I had today.

I have been pretty sick the past few days, nothing serious, just sniffly and sneazy. I have just felt awful. I also am adjusting to a new place, missing my family (especially my baby girls), I haven't heard from Skip in a while because of the whole moving thing, etc. Needless to say I was a little stressed out. I was just being a little negative Nancy all day long. This afternoon I gave one of my friends a ride to Disney. On my way home, I just felt a little broke down. I decided I wanted to find the temple so I could know where it was. I typed it in my GPS and headed in that direction. I was getting more and more frustrated the further I drove because my mind was racing with all sorts of negative thoughts. All of the sudden, I pulled up over the top of this hill, and there stood the most beautiful sight I'd seen in ages. The temple stood across the way looking more magnificent than I thought possible. It hit me as a loving beacon of hope, and I just broke in to tears. I had never been so overwhelmed with the peaceful, calming power of the temple. It instantly comforted ever frustration I had, and I was at peace once again. It was so beautiful and powerful to feel it's loving embrace take all my fears away.

I realized what a love I have for that wonderful place. I have yet to see it's most wonderful places but I do have the chance to simply sit and feel it's spirit. I instantly called the number and asked how soon I could do baptisms. The kind worker told me I could go tonight at 6:30. I was so excited! I went and joined up with some youth from around the area and felt the spirit so strongly. It was just the ticket, exactly what I needed. I hope to go back as often as possible while I am here.

It is amazing to me that I can travel all the way across the continent and still go to one place to feel at home. I know the temple is the House of the Lord. I know it is the only place to go for eternal joy and happiness! I simply can not wait to attend for myself, but until then I will not forget what a wonderful peace it brings. This gospel is so beautiful, so amazing. I know it is the way to eternal life. I know through following it's teachings we can return to live with Him again. I know it with all my heart. I truely love to see the temple, and AM (no matter what!) going there someday :)


3 comments:

Jackie said...

You're so cute and I miss you way too much for my own good!;) Remember how homesick we got the first couple weeks of Italy? It'll get better!! Keep us all updated:)

Denver & Megan said...

Misty I just love you! Your blog almost made me cry! I didn't know that you were in Florida? What's in Florida other than Disney world and amazing beaches? haha It was great reading your blog and reminding about how wonderful the temple is and how we need to attend it often. I love you and miss you!

Misty Dunny said...

Hey girls! I'm not sure if it will notify you that I wrote on this comment, and I know it is like a year later, but I thought I would reply! Jack I MISS YOU! I better see you in the spring when I am home! And Meg!! Oh how I love and miss our roomie times! I am so happy for you and Denver :) And yes I am in FLorida for a few more weeks, I am doing the Disney College Program, working at Disney and taking classes through them! Its so fun! Are you still in Flaggs?? HOpe to see you soon!