Thursday, November 06, 2008

peace

During my fast last week, I felt impressed several times that I needed to go to the temple. It's been far too long since I've been, and here was this undeniable prompting.

Today was the day. I determined I would go after I dropped Eva off at preschool. It's always surprising to me to see a completely full parking lot there in the middle of a weekday. Evidently a lot of people had the same idea.

It was tight (in fact I was a few minutes late picking her up), but I'm so glad I did it. So much peace and reassurance to be found. My problems were minimized, always such a blessing.

15 comments:

Jill said...

The parking lot there is ALWAYS packed! It's amazing. I drive by there at all different random times and it's always busy.

I'm glad you went. I will watch Eva for you any time you want to go.

Great photo!

carlo said...

i feel the same way on sundays after Mass. You summed it up-- problems minimized.

i love the "uplifted" feeling i get after Mass.

beautiful pictures, too.

thanks for the group of messages again-- you have no idea how much that means when you comment on each post. YAY!! :)

Amanda L. said...

That is a beautiful sight indeed. I remember touring that Temple at the open house when I was a teenager going through a difficult time.

How I would love to be closer to one. Maybe someday.

So glad you went.

patsy said...

I've always wanted to go to that temple after touring it too before it opened- so pretty!

I need to go too- thanks for the reminder :)

amy m said...

I love going to the temple and wish three hours was enough time to go while my girls were in school, but I've tried it and I never get back in time.

I'm glad you went...it definitely brings a peace to your life you can't find elsewhere.

charlotte said...

I'm glad you could go to the temple--that's always good to escape the world for a bit.

I LOVE your new banner!

rmt said...

Good for you! There is nothing like the peace that comes from attending the temple. And I think we we follow those promtings, the Lord truly blesses us.

rmt said...

Um, totally meant to type 'when we,' not 'we we.' Ha!

Susan said...

I'm longing for the same. I'm jealous!

crystal said...

The temple photo is gorgeous. I'm glad to hear you were infused w/ peace. Hang in there, whatever the challenge...

Robin said...

Man...I really need to get my butt to the temple. It's also been way too long for me, and I find myself longing to go. Embarrassing confession: we need to get our recommends renewed first - they expired in September! Shameful.

Denise said...

I also need to make a greater effort to attend the temple regularly. I'm usually pretty good about going on our Stake's temple night, but then sometimes I'll suddenly realize that it has been a month or two since going. I love the total escape from worldly cares.

wende said...

good for you michelle, i'm so glad it gave you the reassurance you needed.

Liz said...

I wish we lived close enough to a temple that I could even attempt doing this while Jared was at school. It takes me at least an hour to get to the temple. How nice that you were able to go.

Diana said...

I'm always surprised with how crowded the temple is (the Provo).
I need to go way more often than I do.
The temple is the place to get life back on track and things in perspective.

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