A Moment for Reflection and Deep Gratitude

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Yesterday, I celebrated my 8th wedding anniversary. Why is this significant, you may ask? Well, instead of going to to a fancy restaurant or weekend getaway as most couples might do for their anniversary, I visited my sweetheart at his grave to ponder, pray, and leave beautiful bright sunflowers. 

Anniversaries, or angelversaries as my friend calls them, are very tender moments, moments that allow for reflection and deep humble gratitude.

8 years ago, I am forever grateful for the decision my husband and I made to be sealed for Eternity in the Holy Temple of Lord. Though my husband has passed away very young, I know that if I live my life worthily, I WILL Be with my sweetheart again someday. 

“Elder Scott said, “The temple sealing has greater meaning as life unfolds. It will help you draw ever closer together and find greater joy and fulfillment….

“It is so rewarding to be married. Marriage is wonderful. In time you begin to think alike and have the same ideas and impressions. You have times when you are extremely happy, times of testing, and times of trial, but the Lord guides you through all of those growth experiences together.”

As I ponder on that special day, not too long ago, my life and the sacred covenants I made that day, does indeed take on greater meaning, and as I rely on the Atonement of the Savior to buoy me up during times of sorrow, I find myself drawing every closer to my Sweetheart. 

To borrow the sentiments from Elder Scott regarding his wife Jeanne, 

” I am confident that when, in our future, I see her again beyond the veil, we will recognize that we have become even more deeply in love. We will appreciate each other even more, having spent this time separated by the veil.”

I too am confident that when, in our future, I see my sweet husband again beyond the veil, we will recognize that we have become even more deeply in love. We will appreciate each other even more, having spent this time separated by the veil.

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To read Elder Scott’s Full talk, please visit: 
https://www.lds.org/…/2011/04/the-eternal-blessings-of-marr…

To learn more about temples, please visit: http://www.mormon.org/…/t…/temples/question/together-forever

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