Friday, June 8, 2012

Memphis Temple

I got to be in the temple last weekend with my parents and every one of my siblings. 
See the boy in the middle with the pink nametag? That's my brother Sam.  You've heard about him.  He is leaving on a two year mission for our church at the end of this month.  He will be serving in Reno Nevada, which is a brand new mission, and he will be awesome.  I'm sure of it.

It was a sweet experience to watch him in the temple as he received his endowment.  I'm stealing the following definition from my brother who found it at
Endowment. In a general sense, a gift of power from God. Worthy members of the Church can receive a gift of power through ordinances in the temple that gives them the instruction and covenants of the Holy Priesthood that they need in order to attain exaltation. The endowment includes instruction about the plan of salvation.
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I love the temple, and I love being in the temple with my family.  My little cute pregnant sister even got to come and be with us in the temple all the way from Idaho and we all made sacrifices so that we could do this together.  (Plus, we got to enjoy the deliciousness that is J. Alexander's afterward!)

The craziness will continue for one more week until Sam and my parents leave for a week of diving in Mexico (I know, life is rough for them!) and then he is off to the Missionary Training Center! 


Jenny said...

That's so awesome!

kristin said...

i love this family! i can't believe how much the kids have grown. can you imagine what your parents must be feeling right now??? so much pride, and a little sadness. what a trip...parenthood.