When Chris and I were sealed in the Temple before we went into the sealing room the Sealer had a few words of wisdom for us. He encouraged us to attend the Temple at least once a month. Ever since then that has been our goal. Chris and I have attended the Temple every month except for two or three months.
I am not trying to boast and I DO NOT want to come off as "oh look at how righteous we are." Attending the Temple each month is something that Chris and I see as something that will keep our marriage strong and keep us close together with our Heavenly Father. I feel EXTREMELY blessed that we have the funds and a reliable car in order to go down to Orlando each month. I feel so blessed also to have the time to do so.
We arrived at the Temple on Friday morning at about 11 o'clock. We were inside for about two-three hours and then had lunch. We packed our own lunch and so we got to sit outside on one of the benches on the Temple grounds and enjoy the beautiful weather and eat lunch with one another. We then proceeded to go back inside for another hour or so.
My amazing / amazingly handsome husband
Me... not so amazing...
We left the Temple around 4:00 and headed to Grovesville, Florida where we had the opportunity to spend the night at Sister Judy Fields home. Sister Fields is an amazing woman and was so kind enough to allow us to stay the night at her place. She use to live in Tallahassee and when Chris was preparing for his mission she allowed Chris to stay at her house as he saved up money. We went to the Publix up the road and I got a yummy sub and we got some food for breakfast the next morning. Chris got some Chinese food from the restaurant in the same plaza. We went to bed at about 9:30p.m. and it was AWESOME. We haven't gone to bed that early... like ever. I never have slept so well in such a long time. We woke up early (around 5:30a.m.) got ready and headed to the Temple again. We went to the first session at 7:30a.m. (FYI best session to go too we usually always go to this session). We got out of the Temple around 11a.m. and made our journey home.
But not without taking some pictures first =)
I love the Temple. I love being able to serve and to do the work for those who have passed on. I have a testimony that families truly can be together forever and it's only through being sealed together in the temple and by the proper Priesthood authority. I love being able to go to the Temple and to just be "out" of the world. I love feeling the Holy Spirit and feeling the love that my Heavenly Father has for me. I have been so blessed in my life and I owe it all to my Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that he made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can one day live with God again. He is our advocate with the father, he is our older brother, he is our best example, and he is our Savior.