First, it's the 39th wedding anniversary of these two wonderful people (my mom and dad). And also because they will be going here together, for the first time.
(Redlands, Ca. Temple)
I can't even begin to express my joy and wonder at the prospect.
If you remember, Mom and I went through the temple together last year to receive our Endowments. Since then, Mom has been regularly attending the temple, and the sweet blessings have been flowing. I honestly didn't think I would live to see the day that my dad would take this HUGE step.
All my life growing up, my dad was mostly inactive. I think I can remember a few periods of activity in the church, but they were always short-lived. He's smoked since before I was born, and had other vices as well. Don't we all have some sort of vice?
This past year, his activity in the church has increased. He's accepted the calling of Sunday School president in his ward, and has generally made a huge change in his life. The sweetest blessing of all is this, his decision to go through the temple and be sealed to my mom for time and all eternity. I'm just in awe at the amazing love, grace and miraculous power of our wonderful Father in Heaven. How he pours out his blessings upon his children. I'm SO grateful for my mom and her sweet devotion and obedience. Along with our Father in Heaven, I credit her with this amazing transformation. If not for her great example and continuous obedience in attending the Temple regularly, I don't know that this would be happening right now.
My only regret is that I can't be there with them for this joyous event.
I anxiously await the opportunity to go and be sealed to them both in a couple months.