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.
we took Jane.
and in 2024, we'll take Lottie.
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.