Thursday, August 18, 2011

T-249 : Temple Timeout

Rexburg_temple_detailMany things have changed recently.  Yesterday I wrote about our van that we sold after nearly 12 years of ownership.  I also wrote a letter to my nephew on a mission recalling how it had been about 2 years since we moved into this house; long enough for a missionary to complete his mission. Now just this morning I got a call from the volunteer coordinator at the temple telling me that the request to have someone else take our weekly Friday 5-8pm shift at the Temple Clothing Issue desk has been fulfilled.  We'll go tomorrow night for a short time to train the new ladies and then that obligation will be fulfilled.  We've done it for just over 2 years.  We're of mixed emotions.  We'll miss the regularity of being in the "place of holiness".  We'll enjoy having more Friday nights nonobligatory, though.  We've also asked them to let us be substitutes so that we can get back occasionally, too.  Plus, now we can dedicate ourselves to getting back there to actually go through sessions.  We'd gotten away from that habit a bit since we were going up there once a week as volunteers.  Going a second time was beyond our scope somehow.  So, do you attend a temple regularly?  How does it affect your life?
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