Last week Mr. Nielson and I took Oliver to the temple.
A 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. 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 on the day they turn 12.
It is a beautiful tradition.
In 2013, we took Claire.
we took Jane.
He 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.