This evening Christian and I attended the temple!
It was incredible and we needed to be there together so much.
We needed to feel God's love for us, for our marriage, and our family.
God is close to me there.
He speaks to me there.
I feel Him there.
I love what President Nelson said recently about the temple;
"Whenever any kind of upheaval occurs in your life,
the safest place to be spiritually is living inside your temple covenants!"
I testify of that, too!
Today was the last day the temple will be open for the year.
So we were lucky to get a spot.
COVID restrictions still make it hard to get an appointment
and I made this reservation in September!
So we were really, really looking forward to this evening!
We are determined to go every month next year
no matter what.
Christian and I have experienced a hard year.
Lots of change with some disappointment and hardships, too.
But spiritually we've been blessed.
We've been solid and I know it's because of the promises
that we made together with God in His holy house.
"Please believe me when I say that when your spiritual foundation
is built solidly upon Jesus Christ, you have no need to fear.
As you are true to your covenants made in the temple,
you will be strengthened by His power. Then, when spiritual earthquakes occur,
you will be able to stand strong because
your spiritual foundation is solid and immovable."