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 :)