Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sealing Day Part 2

The temple matron led my mom and I upstairs to the beautifully exquisite Bride's Room and dressing area. I had a nice little dressing room to put my clothes and belongings in and I was told I could change in the Bride's room if I wanted. My mom said, "Yes, you'll want to do that." I was told to put on my slip and was give a silky white robe to slip on, then we headed to the Bride's room.

I felt so lucky and grateful to have my mom there with me. I felt like the most beautiful bride as she helped me get ready. She painted my nails a very sheer sparkly pink. She took out my hoop earrings and put in my new pearl earrings and put on my new pearl necklace. She put her bracelet on me. She helped me put on my dress and everything else.

We talked about my grandma and the item she had made that I got to wear. That was so special to me. My mom told me that when my grandma died, she was buried in her temple dress. I don't think I knew that. I thought that was really cool and thought to myself, "I want to be buried in my temple dress."

I was told to look in the mirror. I felt like an angelic bride! I was so happy that my mom could have shared those moments with me. I was glad that I still had my mom around and that she was temple worthy.

I brought my makeup but decided against adding eyeliner or eyeshadow. I already had mascara on and decided I just wanted some shiny lip gloss. It was the perfect subtle final touch to make me feel like an angel.

We were led out through the locker rooms to receive instruction and reunite with my husband.

On our way out, my mom and I stopped at the bathrooms. I took this alone time to pray for my husband's heart to be softened so that we could enjoy this special day.

After a few minutes of instruction, my mom was led to be with the guests and I was taken with 3 other brides to wait for our husbands. After a few minutes, some of the temple workers were worried that we ould miss our 4:00 sealing time. What was taking these men so long? One of the temple ladies told me that the temple president was telling the guys that they better be nice to their wives or they'd be in big trouble. I told her I was glad to hear that.

A few more minutes and out came the men. I was sitting down and John didn't see me right away. I stood up, he took my hand and we were led up the stairs to wait. I still didn't know if he was in a bad mood and my heart sank a little.

We waited in the celestial room with some other couples. We sat down and held hands and John told me he was very excited. I cried, because I was a mix of emotions. I was very happy to hear that he was excited and happy.

It was finally time for us to go to the sealing room. I felt like a Queen with her King as we walked in the room. All bad feelings were gone. I did feel a little "on display." That's just me though. It was like, Wow this is really happening and all these people are here for us.

2 comments:

  1. I remember that time in the brides room. It was so special! Moms really do make everything easier, huh? So glad she could be there with you!

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  2. That will always be an awesome memory for me. Thanks.

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