Note: For all my dear friends who are not LDS, I am going to be using a lot of LDS terms in this post. In an attempt to not make this post a million pages long, I've created links to definitions of some of the words I'm using. Hopefully this will help you know what the heck I'm talking about. :o) If you don't understand anything and are curious, feel free to ask me questions.
So as of Sunday, we are in a new stake and a new ward. (Along with the stake split, they re-drew the boundaries of our ward). We are in the Utah River Stake and the Sunset Park ward. We are really sad to be leaving friends in our old ward (I'm especially sad I won't be in Young Women's any more), but we are excited to make new friendships in our new ward.
Then, on Monday, the Church announced a new temple in Payson!!! Seriously, I can't explain to you how unbelievably excited I am for this!!!
On Sunday, I went to a youth fireside and one of the things the speaker did was show the video from the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house. As I was watching, all the wonderful feelings from when we went to the open house , and when my brother in law went through the Draper Temple (another new temple) came flooding back.
In the video, some of the people were talking about what this temple would mean to them. As I thought about those people I thought what an awesome experience it must have been for them to go through the process of having a temple built in their area. I thought I would absolutely love to be able to go through that experience one day. AND THEN THE NEXT DAY President Monson announced a temple built in Payson! YAY!!! I'm SOOOOOO excited!!!
The sadness I feel about leaving our old ward is now way offset by the happiness I feel about this temple. I LOVE the Lord!