I am so blessed. Brilliant, fall mornings like today make me ever so grateful to live where I live and have the myriad of opportunities available out my door each day. This morning I decided to get back to my once-a-month temple visits downtown (didn't happen in the summer). After getting parked and strolling onto the gorgeous temple grounds, I was kicking myself for not coming more often. The flowers today were stunning. Absolutely breathtaking. Truly a sight to behold in September.
My temple visits never fail to strengthen my faith and hope that all is well, increase my love for others, and especially sustain my conviction and testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The more I study, I mean really study, read, and ponder the words of modern and ancient prophets, the more convinced I am that this IS indeed the restored gospel in its purity. My testimony is firm and I am committed to teaching my children these precious truths.
I love the gospel, it is everything to me. I feel a little guilty that I don't take advantage of the many temples within a short distance of my home, but after today I will try to go more often . . . especially when I can drop the girls off at school and be downtown to the Salt Lake Temple in 15 minutes with time to spare to walk the grounds and drink in the beauty of it all. Indeed, what a blessing.
I couldn't help myself:
These flowers were just in front of the First Presidency building - AMAZING with the morning sun.
Autumn daisies, I'm in love!