It’s our season for the temple! But what is your role in this? Is it your time to attend regularly? Is it finding family names to take to the temple? Is it being an ordinance worker? Is it working on receiving your own ordinances? Whatever part of the temple you are participating in right now, we can always find ways to strengthen our own testimonies of the temple and our families.
Last week we took the opportunity to go to the temple with our children. It was a Monday night and the temple was closed. So, we sat down in front with a picnic blanket and a big plate of brownies 😊. We talked about the temple with our kids. It wasn’t planned out or scripted. It was an opportunity to just talk about what we love about the temple. To explain and share with our children the importance of the covenants made in the temple. I took time to share how I feel in the temple and even shared my most special memory- the day I was sealed for time and all eternity to my best friend.
My children LOVED the stories. They loved understanding more about what goes on in the temple. They sat in rapture as I told the story of how our family began. It is NEVER too early to instill a love and reverence for the temple in our children. And it’s a funny thing, how as I took that time to teach my children, I felt my own testimony grow. I remembered some sweet and sacred memories I had not thought of for a long time. I realized how much the temple has blessed my life over the years as I vocally shared those tender feelings with my children. I recognized the strength the temple offered me in the past and was available for my future. We grow so much when we teach our children. They need us, but oh how we need them.
What are ways your share your love for the temple with your children? How do you get them excited to attend the temple?