This morning was the groundbreaking for the temple we are getting!!!! I am so excited that there will now be a temple only half an hour away from where I live! One of the speakers at the groundbreaking spoke of how the time while the temple's being built will be a time of growth and development for us on personal, family, ward, stake, and temple-area levels. I really liked this. I also believe that it will be very important for us to share the gospel even more because the temple is coming. People are going to be curious about it, and I'm sure to have some wonderful experiences sharing about it with them.
This is the architectural rendering of our new temple! It's going to be a medium sized temple. It has a unique and new design.
I'm sooooo excited! Can you tell?
When they announced in General Conference a few years ago that they were going to build one here, I literally jumped out of my chair (we were at home watching) and shrieked with joy! Then I started jumping up and down. :) Within the next ten minutes, family and friends were all calling us to make sure we had heard, and to speculate and be exited with us. That was such a precious and joyous moment for me.
Temples mean so much to me. The way I feel when I'm inside the temple is unlike anything else. Ever. It's so hard, yet so easy to describe what it feels like. It's like a peaceful energy lands inside of my chest and stays there. It's beautiful, and I feel the Spirit so strongly. I've had some amazing experiences in that Holy House.
I feel so blessed that a temple is coming close to me.