|Ammon and Cambrai - Timpanogas Temple|
Despite the inclement weather, the disabled vehicles (due to said weather), and a couple of nosebleeds (I'll forego posting those pictures) -- the wedding was beautiful. Of course, I've never witnessed a marriage ceremony in the House of the Lord that wasn't beautiful.
I really hated having to come home and jump back in to the reality of work, school, and well, life. I attended my first "real" business conference last week and let me tell you -- I have more gratitude than ever before for the efforts my eternal companion has made through the years to allow me to be a stay-at-home mom. Even though I had fun meeting new people and hanging out with my fellow copywriter Joeline (yes, we even made tshirts - a brilliant marketing plan if I do say so), I could not wait to get back home to my little "bubble".
Earlier in the month, Doug and I had been assigned to speak in church on Easter Sunday. I loved coming home, putting on my yoga pants and tshirt and opening my scriptures to study and ponder on the Atonement and leave that business world behind.
The night before Easter, I made comment to my daughter-in-law about how stressed I felt about speaking. She gave me an understanding look and said:
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"Just talk about Jesus. It will be marvelous."
Wow. Talk about an "aha" moment!
Because that's what it's all about. The wedding was beautiful because it was centered on the making and keeping of sacred covenants with our Father in heaven. It wasn't about the weather or the flowers or the matching outfits.
It is about love. It is about Christ. And it is about the blessings and opportunities afforded us through His Atonement.
So give yourself a hug -- and go out and share some of that love. You'll be glad you did.
|The Copy Girls|