Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thoughts at temple tonight

Some friends invited us to the temple tonight. We had not been for about 3 months so of course we said yes. We were both really looking forward to going because we were both looking for answers to a few things but also wanted to thank our Heavenly Father for the many blessings we have in our lives. There is one thing I learned today that I need to share. As a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we are given a commandment to multiply and replenish the earth. With us going through infertility issues sometimes it is hard to hear this. The thing that went off like a lightbulb in my brain today is there are tons of ways we can fulfill this commandment other than having children. The word replenish means to fill, to fill with what is what is interesting to me. The one thing we have tried to fill the world with I love. Love for our family. Love for our friends. Love for our primary kids. There can never be enough love. To show someone you love them can give someone hope. When we were going though our failed adoption placement love is what held us together. Another thing we try to do is serve others. Service is a lot about love but we do that also. I don't think I need to explain how service is important as well as helpful. We also try to throw out the knowledge we have obtained in our experiences especially with adoption mostly through talking with others but also through our blog. As we go through our adoption process we constantly lean on others that we know personally and others we don't know through blogging, Facebook, Instagram and other places. We hope that our experiences can maybe help someone one day that goes through similar issues, problems, and even our successes. Isn't it cool how going to the temple can put things in our minds that we need to know to build our testimonies to be the best people we can be.


  1. So grateful for the peace and inspiration the temple provides. You have wonderful insights about "multiplying and replenishing". Thank you for sharing- I needed to hear those insights.