Saturday, July 30, 2011
A Very Happy Thing
When I was a little girl of Primary class age, I remember being taught all about the temple and how we should strive to get married there someday. At the time, this thought upset me. I wanted to get married under a weeping willow tree. I probably watched Disney's Pocahontas one too many times. I imagine that is where the weeping willow tree idea came from. But it is what I wanted. But at the time, I also thought I wanted to be a dog. I was a confused child.
As I grew older and a little bit wiser, I developed a better understanding of just how important and essential the temple is. I soon had a temple marriage at the top of my priority list. I knew I would never consider anything else. A weeping willow tree wouldn't even tempt me.
I cannot even put into words how it feels as we draw to the end of this engagement and my goal is in very near sight. I am excited, but a calm sort of excited. I suppose the best way to explain it, is that I feel at peace. I feel at peace because I know what I'm doing is right, and nothing makes me feel happier than when I know I'm in the right place with my life.
I love the gospel, my family, and Brian. And I have a feeling the next six days will buzz past. I'll be in that gown of white (actually it's ivory) in no time.
Forgive me for my small religious post, but like the title says, this is a very happy thing. And of great importance to me. The most important.