7.16.2009

The Palmyra Temple

Our last stop of the day was the Palmyra temple. It looks very similar to other smaller temples, and has a neat stained glass window of the tree of life. As we walked around the temple taking pictures Abby was the one who knew what she wanted. She insisted on having her picture taken by the temple and wanted one with Grandma and Grandpa.  I love her little pose-so cute! She refused any other picture taking until her requests were filled.

Abby by the temple blog

Abby with Gand G blog

kids with grandma and grandpa by temple blog

temple family picture

After we took family pictures the kids helped to get Grandpa to smile for his pictures too.Grandma and Grandpa by temple blog

We thought that it was pretty neat that the Palmyra temple was built in 2000-the same year that Austin was born.

Austin by temple blog

One of my favorite quotes from last General Conference was one by Elder Gary E. Stevenson Of the Seventy

“Even our young children have been encouraged to visit the temple grounds and touch the temple. President Thomas S. Monson once counseled, “As we touch the temple, the temple will touch us.”

We have let our children touch the Atlanta temple and now the Palmyra temple. To feel the little shiny stones put together to form the walls of this beautiful building, to feel the Spirit of this sacred house, to know that someday they too can go inside and partake of the blessings there. I love the temple so much. I love that I can be sealed to my family forever and for the peace it brings in our lives.

kids hands by temple blog

temple

2 comments:

Chrystina said...

Eternal moments!! I love the Austin pic & the one of their hands!

Lisa said...

You've been busy! What fun memories. Love all the pictures... especially the hands on the temple. I'm totally doing that!