Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday at the Temple-it was Wonderful

On Wednesday I felt inspired to go to the temple on Friday. I knew Robert was working Saturday and Sunday, but he was SUPPOSED to have Friday off. So I called Glad, (real name Galadriel-- her parents were quintessential Tolkien Fans, they actually read the books--LONG before the movie) and asked her if she was free. I figured we could meet early and then go out to lunch. When Robert came home I asked him, "Hey besides watching t.u. get beat by A&M on Friday, do you have any other plans?" He said t.u. and A&M were playing on Thursday night and that he would be at work on Friday. I was so pathetic I'm sure I threw a fit, then I called Glad and left a message that I wouldn't be able to sniff sniff go on Friday, complaining about Siemens and Robert's work ethic. I must have sounded totally pathetic, because Wade (Glad's husband) said he'd watch my kids too, they have four, we have four, all the same ages, so he was in for 8 kids, two in diapers. Without hesitation I took him up on the wonderful offer. I am sooo glad I did. Thanks a million Wade (Glad if you're reading, let him know he was mentioned on my blog, as I'm sure he won't be reading this--hee hee)
It was wonderful for the kids, they love the Hutchings and are thrilled to spend anytime with them. (they live in Katy, about 60 miles away) It was wonderful for me to have some much needed face time with Glad. Seriously talking on the phone everyday does not cut it. It was wonderful to go to the temple and feel Heavenly Father's spirit and just have a serene morning. I came away renewed and refreshed and greatful for the opportunity. I simply must go more often. And while I don't need to go the temple with anyone, there are wonderful people there- you feel like everyone is your brother or sister, it was just wonderful to share the time with my dear friend- Thanks Glad (if you are reading this)


Jan said...

What a good man!! And I"m so glad you got to go spend the morning at the temple. We were at the San Antonio temple last week and you come away feeling so uplifted.

4Girls4Me said...

That's a good friend - 8 kids? :) That's awesome that you got to have such a great experience at the temple.

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