I know I’ve taken a hiatus but it has been insane around here, my sincerest apologies.

Alex is finally (almost) out of the Army. We signed the paperwork so I can taste the freedom coming our way.

Anyway, I wanted to share this amazing story with you all.

For those of you who are not members of my church, a temple marriage may seen foreign to you.

In my church, we believe families can be together forever. I think this principle is one of the main reasons I joined the church. I think it such a huge blessing that I know without a doubt I’ll be with my husband and any children we have for time and all eternity.

So we become sealed to our families in the temples. I’ve been eagerly awaiting our time to go to the temple.

Next week we’ll go through the temple for the very first time, which is amazing. If you would have told me two years ago that Alex would be a Priesthood Holder and we’d be going through the temple together, I would have laughed so hard.

However, the Lord knows us each perfectly and everything happens according to His time. Let me tell you about His timing.

So the Philadelphia Temple is finished and ready for tours. September 18 it will be dedicated (tours available from August 10 to September 9). Since Alex and I became members a friend of ours would always tell people we would be the first couple sealed in this gorgeous temple. I have been thinking for the last year that it’s not actually possible.

Well I met some missionaries right before conference who said to me, “wait, you’re Sister Love. I’ve been praying that you’ll be the first sealed in the Philadelphia Temple. I’ve heard so much about you.” How amazing is that? This adorable missionary I had never met heard we wanted to be first so she was praying for us.

Well let me just tell you about Divine Intervention in our lives. So, I had been calling the mission office quite frequently

Philadelphia LDS Temple with one of the missionaries that baptized Alex.
Philadelphia LDS Temple with one of the missionaries that baptized Alex.

trying to determine when we could make the appointment for our sealing. I was getting no where and feeling so defeated. Then lo and behold, one day I get a call from someone I had left a message with and he directed me to someone else. Well when I called this person, he had told me he had literally set the system up an hour prior and was getting ready to call everyone on the waiting list. I asked if I could get on the waiting list. His response? “Why bother, you’re already on the phone.”

We literally got the first appointment available. All of those prayers answered. All those moments of feeling defeated gone. I know that Lord has the most perfect timing and if we can just remember that things will work out the way in which He wants them to. I promise it will always be for your benefit.

I am just so elated to be sealed to my husband for all eternity. I’m so thankful for this opportunity. I cannot be more thankful for our Heavenly Father. I literally cannot imagine how I got through life without Him before I knew Him. Literally all I can say is the church is true, the book is blue and our Heavenly Father loves us unconditionally.

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