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Thursday, March 22, 2007

I Love To See The Temple

This morning we all 3 packed up and went to the YMCA. Afterwards Tyler dropped Anna & I off at Deanna's where Sarah & her kids met us for some VT (visiting teaching). We had a nice visit and then Sarah dropped us off at home. We ate lunch and then Anna got on the bus. Tyler went to Daniel's house to see if he needed any help since his car accident. I took a shower and got ready to go to the temple. I made some homemade pizza for dinner, we ate and then dropped Anna off at Emma & Moriah's house to play. Tyler & I went to the temple. We were asked to be the witness couple--our first time to do it. I was so nervous but all went extremely well. In fact, I felt my mind was opened up and understood more than any previous visit except perhaps the first time I went. It was so wonderful. :) I found out today that my Grandma has a leaky valve in her heart and that she won't be pursuing surgery. This prompted me to go visit her this summer, as I would be devastated if she passed away without my seeing her again. We're planning to come for one week in early June. We also have the idea to use our video camera and "interview" all our grandparents (that are still living, of course) about their lives and childhood memories, etc. I want to have those before any of them pass away. Hearing about my Grandma's leaky valve was really difficult for me. I love my grandma. She has set the standard for what a Grandma should be. She has loved me, encouraged me, disciplined me, and shown me what it means to serve your family and not shirk your responsibilities. My life wouldn't be the same without her influence. She's an elect lady.

1 comment:

Melisa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. That is so sad. I hope you can spend as much time as you want with her. That is a great idea to get some video. It will be cherished later.

How fun to be the witness couple! Once, when Brad and I were, a lady had a seizure. It was crazy. I had NO CLUE what to do. How do you prepare for something like that?!