One of my goals this summer was to have Abigail take a trip to a temple. Due to the sacred nature of the ordinances performed within, young children are not allowed inside LDS temples. Benjamin and I try to go to the temple often, but we never take Abigail with us. I wanted her to experience the peaceful spirit of the temple and to feel the Love of the Lord that is so present there. I found a suitable day and we took a mommy-daughter trip there. The drive was slow (DC traffic stinks), but easy. Abby recognized the temple from a distance as it is very large and perfectly situated to be viewed from the freeway. It's very beautiful.
The weather was perfect and I was so pleased with the pictures that I was able to take.
|I was excited for her to get to touch the door of the temple. These celestial symbols represents the heavens and the power of God and his plan of salvation.|
|The granite walls were polished so that they showed our reflections.|
|Seriously, what a gorgeous day!|
|Hope it's okay that she colored the temples orange, purple, and pink. :)|