I always love....
attending a wedding... especially in the Temple. I LOVE the chance that it gives me to think back and reflect about the very best day of my life. The day that I married the perfect man for me. The day that I married my very best friend.
Friday afternoon, The Hubs and I left the hustle and bustle of life, entered the House Of The Lord, surrounded by family, to witness my cousin and his beautiful bride be sealed together for TIME AND ALL ETERNITY - not just "til death do us part". But for eternity... what a wonderful promise!
The sealer, a man with the proper priesthood power, told them their marriage should be a triangle - with Christ at the top, my cousin on one side, and his bride on the other side. And that as they strived to become closer to Christ (and to move up the sides of the triangle), that they would be automatically become closer to each other. Tears streamed down my face and I said a silent prayer of gratitude to my Heavenly Father for THAT lesson.
After the ceremony, I watched as my little Aunt "J" went up on her tip-toes and reached her arms up to hug her son. She cried and cried, and I couldn't hold back the tears anymore. I thought about how I would feel, how I WILL feel, when my son is worthy to be in the temple... to have chosen an eternal companion. The temple ALWAYS puts life into perspective for me and sometimes I wish I could just bring my pillow and toothbrush and move in. I just never, ever want to leave that peaceful place... a place unlike anything IN the world. But ALL that really matters in life is my relationship with my Savior and my eternal companion. With THAT in perspective, and as my goal of ALL goals, everything else falls into place.
As we left the sealing room, whispers spread through that hallway that Elder Richard G. Scott, an apostle of the Lord, was in the Temple. We stood around and waited and hoped that we would be able to see him. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Just knowing he was there, possibly just a few rooms away from me, was enough for me.