Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gavin's special day

In early June, we had the great privilege to take Gavin to the Dallas LDS temple
to be sealed as a forever family.  If you're not familiar with our faith and why we have temples can learn more about their purpose here and 
why they are so important and sacred to us.  

It's a humbling and sacred experience when you can go as a family to the temple.
We, throughout our journey to adopt Gavin, had always hoped and prayed that someday 
this would be possible for our family.   

And what a sweet day it was for all of us. 

We were so thankful that both sets of the kid's grandparents could be there to share
and take part in this special experience with us.  I hope Gavin always knows and feels how much
he is loved by everyone in our family.  We feel truly honored and blessed to be his parents.

About a week or so leading up to his sealing day,
 Gavin would ask me every single morning after he woke up--
"Mommy, are we going to the temple today?"

It would almost always bring a tear to my eye when he would excitedly ask us this.
His little spirit (I felt) already knew and felt how special this occasion was going to be.

 He was so excited when his special day finally arrived...

A special thank you to my sweet sister-in-law, Katherine Bishop, for taking all these photos for us.
  We'll forever cherish this special day. 

"I love to see the temple. 
I'm going there someday to feel the Holy Spirit,
 to listen and to pray. 
For the temple is a house of God, 
A place of love and beauty.
I'll prepare myself while I am young; 
This is my sacred duty. 
I love to see the temple.
I'll go inside someday. 
I'll covenant with my Father; I'll promise to obey. 
For the temple is a holy place where we are sealed together. 
As a child of God, I've learned this truth:
A family is forever."

Lyrics to "I Love to See the Temple", (c) 1980 by Janice Kapp Perry.


  1. What a handsome boy in his suit coat and tie-just precious.


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