Our little family was sealed on Friday, June 5th 2009 in the Manti, Utah Temple. This was one of the most special and amazing days I have truly ever had. I wish that I could get sealed to all of my kids individually. All of the temple workers made us feel so important. They were waiting for us when we got there with so much excitement... However, I personally think its because all of the women are elderly and knew that we had a baby coming in with us to be sealed that day. They have a little nursery for children and infants when days like this happen and the temple workers got to take Teagan and get him dressed and ready to bring him into the sealing room when we were ready. So you can imagine that it probably doesn't happen very often.
Anyway, it was so nice that we didn't have anything big planned for the entire day and we could solely focus on "just us"! There was nothing to be worried or stressed over and it made a huge difference in our day. I am so appreciative to the people that were able to make it for our special event. Thank you for traveling to Manti and sharing our day with us. And thank you Holly for being the picture taker. I noticed that you are not in very many pictures. :(
It was a really windy day and we started our day early by driving down to Manti with my good friend Ev. Evelyn had just recently received her endowments in the Draper temple only one week before our sealing and I am so glad that she was able to come to her first sealing. The three of us went to our first live session and ate in the cafeteria there afterwards. My mom brought Teagan with her and the rest of our families met up with us in the sealing room that afternoon. It was a crazy, wicked windy day and made it very hard to take pictures. All the pictures of the group we had there has their hair and dresses flying all over the place. It seemed to add to the chaos of having everyone in the picture and looking at the camera at the same time... so, thats why I didn't put any pictures up of the group.
My temple matron... or whatever they call the people that help us along all day... we found out was a long lost relative of Jeremy's family. Her name is Pearl. She is an elderly lady in her 80's and was a feisty little whipper snapper. ha ha. We keep in touch with her and say hello to her every now and again. She said her children live far away and needs more. So, next time we go to Manti we will be sure to stay with ol' Granny Pearl, as she insists we call her.
I wish that I could explain in words what this day meant to me and the feeling I had after, but it is unexplainable. I am so grateful for the gospel in my life and all of the blessings that we can be apart of if we choose to live in faith and try our best to do what we know is right and true. I am blessed to have been raised with the foundation of the church in my life and know that it is the only thing that I have to fall back on when things are hard. It gives me direction for anything I need to know. I'm sorry that I feel my thoughts are all over the place. I guess that's what I get for waiting so long to write about my experience. I had to put something up about it though because it was such a big event in our lives.
Doesn't Teagy look so dang cute in that little white outfit?