Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I present to you...Our wedding!
All right, so I realize I've been neglectful these past couple weeks. With the end of summer semester (finals week was crazy) and a trip Jason and I just took to California, I haven't really given the blog much thought. But, when we were down in California we went to my cousin's wedding. It was so beautiful and fun. Shelley, my cousin, and Dave, her now-husband, got married in the Newport Beach Temple, just like us. It was so filled with love and happiness, and reminded me so much of me and Jason's wedding, that I kept wanting to get back here and share ours with you.
I received our wedding photos from our amazing photographer and my first-cousin-once-removed, Nicole Hill Gerulat, at the beginning of July, and I'm sorry I haven't shared them with you yet! They are truly beautiful. To do them justice, today I'm going to share the pictures of just me and Jason, tomorrow I'll share the family pictures, and the day after tomorrow I'll share the reception.
As you can see in the pictures, Jason and I were married in the Newport Beach California Temple. We both belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a.k.a. the Mormon church. We believe that families can be together forever. When a couple is married in the temple, they are married not only for this life but for all time and eternity. The temple ceremony does not include the phrase "til death do you part" or "for as long as you both shall live" because the marriage does not end at death; it lasts forever. So, when Jason and I were married, we were married for eternity. When we die and enter the next life, we will still be married. I can't tell you the comfort and happiness this brings me. When I die, I will not be alone. I will still be connected, sealed, to Jason and my family forever.
If you'd like to learn more about temples, temple weddings, or families, you can ask me or check out these links here:
What are Temples?
Difference between a Church and a Temple
The site also has questions to tons of Frequently Asked Questions about the Mormon Church.