Sunday, October 6, 2013

I Love to See the Temple

Spencer was really excited about his upcoming baptism. He had specific ideas about what kind of photos he wanted, so this became a kid-directed photo shoot. He's such a handsome fellow. In preparation for the picture-taking, he combed his hair sideways, the way he does when he wants to look particularly handsome. 

I love this kid's smile. 

He wanted a picture looking up at the temple, as if envisioning himself there at a future date. That's where I want to envision him too - in this place of peace and beauty. 

Family photo in front of the temple - nearly 10 years after Adam and I were married here we are back with our four children. Happy, happy day indeed. 

A close-up of our family at the temple. I have this picture in a frame and keep it on my kitchen counter. Makes me happy. 

John wanted his photo taken too. Can't let big brother steal the spotlight for too long. 

Here's Emma for her individual photo.  

She wanted one touching the gates by the door to the temple. 

Holding hands - their idea. Brett (just wee) was grabbing a quick snooze in his carseat. 

Kisses!

Before Spencer was born, Adam and I went through a long period of hoping we would someday have children. I remember pleading with the Lord and covenanting, not unlike Hannah from the story of Samuel, that I would strive to raise those children up unto the Lord. This was one of those days when I was feeling so blessed to see the hand of the Lord in my life and in our family. We are so grateful to have Spencer, Emma, John, and Brett. Spencer has been such a kind and caring older brother and, in making the decision to be baptized, sets a great example for his younger siblings who certainly look up to him. 

We love you, Spencer!  




1 comment:

Brock and Kate said...

I love you all so much. You're doing a remarkable job with these sweet kids, Marie and Adam. Thank you for your example and for the wonderful niece and nephews! They're setting examples for their cousins too ;)