I am so incredibly far behind in journaling but wanted to take the opportunity to share my experience tonight while it is fresh and sweet.
Our wards youth were scheduled to go to the temple to do baptisms for the dead this afternoon. This would be Shelby's first opportunity to go. I couldn't help but to be excited for her as I know this is the beginning of her experiences within the walls of the temple. I called a member of the Bishopric to see if I could tag along as I wanted to be there to experience this with her. They of course welcomed me to come. I was able to sit next to Shelby as we waited for their turn and then be able to hand towels to them as they came out of the font. What a wonderful experience to be able to be in the Lord's House with my sweet daughter who is a strong example of good. You could tell that she was nervous as she kept saying I am so tired, I am so hungry. I giggled and told her I thought she might just be a bit so nervous. We have an incredible group of youth in our ward and it was great to be surrounded by them, in many ways it made me miss working with the youth. We finished our evening with dinner at Olive Garden (of course!) and a nice drive home.
It makes me grateful to live close to a temple and now with two children old enough to babysit, it makes it easier to go. Collin was man of the house while we were gone. He did a great job (even though he feels Ellie is spoiled!) He is working hard to master it for mom so that I will recommend him to my friends. I came home to kids fed, food and plates cleaned up and all of them in pajamas. I do believe he gets two thumbs up. Way to go son!
I did have a quick glimpse back in time though tonight, as a flashback to my Laurel Advisor days reminded me of the last youth temple trip I went on, where my keys got flushed down the toilet in Olive Garden and we had to have a lock smith come and make a new key....I think the whole stake had a great time teasing about that one forever.
Thanks for letting me come along Shelby, I am so proud of you and love you very much!
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