Monday, February 2, 2009

My temple

On Saturday we had the opportunity to go to the Draper Temple open house. Before an LDS temple is dedicated, the temple is open to the public. Anyone can come and take a tour of the temple and see the inside. It is a really neat experience.

Anyway, I call it "my temple" because this particular temple is especially meaningful to me because when I was about 13 years old I had a dream that I looked out my bedroom window and saw a temple there. My bedroom window in my parents' house faces the east mountains and looks out to where the temple now is. So imagine how neat it was 15 years later when they announced that a temple really would be built there. I never thought that would happen because when I look out the other window in my bedroom, I could see the Jordan River Temple.

Anyway this dream was really special and so now since the temple part of it is now a reality, I feel like the other part may be a reality soon. And that is so cool! So I was really excited to finally see it completed. And it is beautiful.

Here is the celestial room. This is where people come and are able to sit and ponder and pray after they have completed the ordinances they have come to do.

This is an ordinance room. I LOVE the gorgeous murals on the wall that depict typical Utah nature.

This is a sealing room where families can be sealed together for eternity. Matt and I were married in a similar sealing room in the Jordan River Temple, and I am so grateful to be sealed to him forever!

This is the waiting room in the lobby where people enter the temple. The temple is such a peaceful and wonderful place where I feel so close to my Heavenly Father and learn so much. I'm so grateful to have so many nearby and to be able to make covenants there and receive so many blessings because of it.

Note: All photos were taken from the website. You can go there for more photos and more explanation about the Draper Temple and temples in general.

1 comment:

singingrae said...

Wow, that is SO NEAT! I love the beautiful pictures of the temple and thanks for sharing your dream. That is really special.