Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Five Year Anniversary!

I can't really believe it's been five years since I got out my endowments at the temple in Palmyra, New York. On the 25th of January, 2008, I went through the temple, and my mother and my sister Heather were my escorts, and I had so many friends from the branch and stake come to be with me, it was one of the best experiences of my life!

I was able to find a couple of pictures taken at that time. Here is a picture of me standing outside the Palmyra temple. I'm wearing a sweater knit by my Grandma Jean (my dad's mother).

The Palmyra Temple as seen from the Sacred Grove area (roughly)

It hasn't been five years TO THE LETTER, but I was able to get cheap tickets down to Preston and attend the temple today. I haven't been since the summer, and I haven't been through a session since I don't know when! So it was lovely to be there again, and take things at my own speed, since I was by myself. But I didn't feel lonely. The temple always impresses me with its strong feeling of peace and love.

Approaching Preston Temple. Quite a bit of snow on the ground! Oddly enough, none up in Glasgow.

Coming out - with dusk falling (about quarter to five).

The moon! Lovely!


  1. I love going to the temple--with someone (especially Jonathan, right!!) but also by myself. There's something special about doing everything at your own pace. You can stay in the chapel reading if you want to (this is before they had scriptures in the Celestial room), sitting on the back row and waiting for the next session... you can stay in the Celestial room as long as you like, or you can go last-minute down and do some sealings. Happy five-year anniversary!!

  2. Preston temple pics are great! Can't believe it's been 5 years. Wow--time flies. So glad you got to go to the temple this week!