Thursday, June 30, 2016

49 Years

My parents were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple 49 years ago today. A sealing is a marriage that lasts through time and all eternity. None of this "til death do us part" or "as long as we both shall live" business. We believe that family relationships are eternal, and the way families can be together forever is through the sealing ordinance performed in the temple. We can also do this work vicariously for those who passed on without the opportunity to be sealed if they choose to accept it.

My brother had a whole stack of temple sealings waiting to be done for deceased relatives so he invited my parents to join him and then asked each of the siblings if we wanted to come. As it turned out, everyone was able and willing. (Rob's offer to pay for lunch may have had something to do with that. :)

Those who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will understand the significance of this perhaps more than others, but my parents and all seven of their children were in the temple together on their 49th anniversary to perform sealings for deceased relatives. At times I thought my heart would burst as I looked around and saw my whole family together in the temple. It was a fitting tribute to my amazing parents.
The Mount Timpanogos Temple
Happy Anniversary, mom and dad. I know you have forever, but I hope there are many more happy years together here, too!

I use this picture every time I post about my parents' anniversary, but it's the only one I have and I love it. :)

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Thanks, Missy. ♥ ♥ ♥

It was a WONDERFUL anniversary present.