Today was soooo loaded and soooo GREAT!!!!
This morning we went to the Payson Temple Open House. Josh and I have been through many temples and we were blown away by the beauty of this temple. I just kept thinking “Exquisite!” With the morning sunlight streaming through the apple blossom stained glass, the Celestial Room was UNBELIEVABLE…BREATHTAKING!!!!
When the tour was over, as we walked outside, Ashton said “What?! It’s over!?” I never had to tell the kids to be reverent or quiet. Not even one time. They just felt the reverence emminating and behaved what they felt. We stopped for Slurpees and treats on the way home.
When we got home, Emmy found her Beanie Boo doll, Bamboo, had arrived. She chose him for filling up her chore chart. She AND Annie are IN LOVE! Emmy is such a sweetheart. She opened him up and handed her brand new, soft, SOFT bear right over to Annie who held him and loved him like Lenny in “Of Mice and Men”
Lauren came over to babysit at 4:45 so I could go “Stand for Marriage” at the State Capitol with Mom and Jess. I wanted to go soooo badly, especially to hear Matt Walsh, but it was such a crazy day and Josh couldn’t be home with the kids. It just would have been so much easier to stay home. I kept thinking “I KNOW it’s going to be AMAZING and I will totally regret NOT going if it is THIS difficult to get out the door.” And I was right! IT WAS EXCELLENT! I had so much fun with Mom and Jess. We laughed and cried (I know I did a little bit, anyway)
(We were trying to take our first selfies. Mom said “It speaks volumes that none of us know how to do this.” 😀 Totally)
Matt was AWESOME! He says it all perfectly. The part that keeps going through my head is that we shouldn’t say “Traditional Marriage” because it’s MARRIAGE or it just ISN’T. He also said it’s time for the SILENT MAJORITY to stop being SILENT. We need to fight for what is right and stop standing on the sidelines. He says he has a vision of his own judgement day and he KNOWS Christ will ask if he stood for what was right and acted as Christ would. And I know all of the Matt Walsh haters and liberal progressives AND even some conservatives think this is all about hate and bigotry. IT ISN’T. It is what has been proven to be best for all children, preserving the FOUNDATION of society from the beginning of time. And this should be a universal belief! All night I sat there INCREDULOUS at the point we are at. I just kept thinking,
“I CANNOT believe I am here, with people booing and fighting against this issue. WHY IS THIS AN ISSUE?!”