Families Can Be Together Forever is a song that we sing at church and learn from the time we are a Sunbeam in Primary. The lyrics are as follows. "I have a family here on earth, they are so good to me. I want to share my life with them through all eternity. Families can be together forever, through Heavenly Father's plan. I always want to be with my own family, and the Lord has shown me how I can, the Lord has shown me how I can."
On November 10th, 2012 our family had the privilege to go to the Salt Lake Temple to have Sara sealed to our family. The sealing ceremony binds us together as an eternal family. It is a beautiful and sacred ceremony and I am always breathless when the children enter the room all dressed in white. There is always a sense of peace and a tangible love when we are in the temple. To be surrounded by family and friends and to feel of the Savior's love through their spirits is a wonderful feeling. It's an even greater feeling to know that Sara is ours forever.
It was a very cold and snowy day but the snow just added to the purity and beauty of this occasion. It was too cold to take photos outside so we were only able to take a few inside. Sara looked like an angel and just radiated perfection! We had a gathering at the house later that night and we were able to celebrate her new beginning! Double perfection!! Sara is everything and more that we had hoped for in a daughter. We love her to Reece's Rainbow pieces!
|My parents have always been supportive and show great love to our family! |
I am who I am today because of these two!
|My attempt at a "Bloom" cookie bouquet for the shindig.|
|Little Miss Mia and our princess! |
"Will you look at this face, it's the face of another blossom blooming."
|My aunt and cousins drove from Logan, in the snow to be us and to meet Sara.|
Our family support all around is amazing!
|All tuckered out! "This family business is exhausting."|
Not only does Sara have a family here on earth, she has a family who she can share her life with through all eternity. Her becoming part of our family was part of Heavenly Father's plan all along! Families can be together forever!