March 16, 2008

I Love to see the Temple

About 2 years ago, a General Conference talk by Elder Ronald Rasband made a deep impression on Jeni and me. In that talk, Elder Rasband shared an experience about going to the temple with his 17 year old son for the first time and the son asking "Dad, why haven't we ever done this before?" (Ronald A. Rasband, “Our Rising Generation,” Ensign, May 2006, 46–48). Jeni and I decided that when Maddy and Joey were old enough, even though there would be ward youth temple trips, we wanted to take them to the Temple ourselves as often as we could.

Yesterday, Jeni and I went for the first time with Maddy and it was a wonderful experience for all of us. Below is a picture of us outside the Provo Temple before we went in, and the second is one of just Maddy as we were leaving.