Yesterday, my hubby and I had an appointment at the Temple in Philadelphia. A friend of ours from church was about to go through the temple for the first time! Such an exciting and special time in her life.

Hubby and I with our friend Sarah at the Philadelphia LDS Temple
Hubby and I with our friend Sarah at the Philadelphia LDS Temple

 

Now, my hubs is notoriously late for everything. Makes me nuts. I try very hard to get him on my time but I almost never succeed.

Philadelphia is roughly an hour from our home. We needed to be at the temple by 12:30 for a 1 PM session.

My husband, true to his character, did not walk out of the door until 12:40. If you remember, just a minute ago, I said the temple was an hour away and we needed to be there at 12:30. Panic set in. There was no way we were going to make it the temple. I thought about just not even going.

To make it worse, we were so close. Less than 10 miles away and just kept hitting traffic. My husband called the temple at 12:15 and asked what the latest possible time we could be there was. They answered with 12:30. It was no possible to make it. We were 30 minutes out due to traffic.

I was so upset. I didn’t talk to my husband the whole way there.

We got to the temple at 12:40 and there was parking right out front. Never happens. I parked and hustled to get into the temple. Praying the whole time they’d take us.

As I was walking up I saw 5 other people from my church who were supposed to be there at 12:30 also. Power in numbers!

The 6 of us walked in and they let us head up for the session. Every single one of us made it to

Such a loving ward family we have! So special to be there today for Sarah
Such a loving ward family we have! So special to be there today for Sarah

our friend’s session.

I learned that when you have righteous intention, the Lord will provide. If we just leave it up to Him, He will carve a path to help you be successful.

All that time in the car I wasted being upset with my husband’s lateness. I was so upset. I spent 60 minutes angry and upset because I thought I wouldn’t be able to be there for a friend. The entire time God had our back. He made it possible for us to be there. Had I just “let go and let God” it would have been a more pleasant car ride.

I am so thankful for the lessons we learn from our Heavenly Father if we just open our hearts and minds.

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Leaving the temple with hubby

How have you learned to let God be the steering wheel?

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