Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ollie Visits The Temple

Last week, Mr. Nielson and I took Oliver to the temple.
Any worthy 12-year-old member of 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can go to the
 temple where they can be baptized for those who have died 
before they could have a chance to accept the gospel.
It was a wonderful day, and I couldn't help but feel emotional 
watching my boy serve,
I am so proud of him. So deeply proud.
Mr. Nielson and I decided long ago that we would 
take each of our children to the temple when they turn 12.  
It is a beautiful tradition.

In 2013, we took Claire.
In 2018, we will take Nicholas, 
and in 2024, we'll take Lottie.
Oliver is growing into a handsome, good, kind, and compassionate boy.
After the experience, we walked with Ollie to our car.
He was awfully quiet, and I asked him what he was thinking.
Tears fell from his eyes as he told me:
"It was just really cool, Mom."
I know exactly what he means.

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