See the beautiful building above? It's the LDS St. George Temple. My parents were married and sealed* there. My husband's parents were married and sealed there. Most of our ancestors back several generations were married and sealed there.
Steve and I chose to be sealed there because both of us had memories with our previous spouses in the Las Vegas Temple and because our family history connected us to this gorgeous white temple.
It was a great day.
I never thought it would happen.
We had both been through so much.
Unless you've been divorced you don't understand really, even if you've been around someone who went through a divorce.
It was the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest for both of us. We conquered every slope. We each fought our own demons to reach the top. We dodged landslides and endured blizzards. We made it though.
Steve is my best friend.
He is my second chance at love and marriage;
my greatest ally.
He makes me laugh every day
and listens to me when I need it.
I am so blessed to have him in my life.
So very, very blessed.
Copyright 2013 Corrina L. Terry
Pictures courtesy of: lds.org and Corrina L. Terry
*Sealed in the LDS religion means that you are married to someone not just for your time on earth, but forever. We believe that life does not end when we die. Our spirits lived with God before we came to earth and our spirits continue to live on after. If we live righteously we can be sealed to our spouses and children and live with them again.
LDS temples are used to perform this sacred sealing for both people living and those who have passed on.
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