Yesterday I had a wonderful moment. I was driving to Bonny and Mike's wedding, set to arrive a good 30 minutes early--and I hit a major traffic jam on the beltway. This is nothing new--but I wasn't expecting it on a Saturday! So I thought I would be soooo cool and get off the freeway and take the backroads to the temple.
I got so lost. I can't describe how confusing the roads are here. I have a great sense of direction--but it was 11:30am so the sun was no help--the hills are just hilly and the roads like to turn for some idiotic reason.
I finally made my way back to the beltway--and realized I was in the exact same spot I had exited. I was ready to cry. I knew I was going to miss the whole ceremony. I got back on the beltway and the accident had cleared. I noticed a car in front of me that I knew was headed to the temple. I sped up and followed her path through the traffic, but despite my miracle leader--I got to the temple at 12:02pm and despite Mormon standard time--they actually run a pretty tight ship at the temple. I was sure I had missed my chance to attend the sealing. I wanted to cry. Despite all my prayers to help me to get there on time--I was going to miss the sealing!
But wonder of wonders! The bride and the groom were late!! So I didn't miss it! It was a beautiful ceremony. The man performing the ceremony cracked me up. He quoted Reader's Digest and kept calling Bonny, Nancy. I was cracking up. Bonny was the world's most beautiful bride. It was fantastic.
Today I taught Relief Society and Priesthood in a combined meeting. I was really happy with how it went. The main points that I wanted to hit on were these:
1) the words KNOW and the words LOVE are interchangeable. To know is to love--as we come to know one another better, we love each other more.
2) If we identify the attributes of Heavenly Father's love for us--we can seek to emulate those attributes as we strive to love one another.
3) Discuss the transforming power of Charity.
Everyone made wonderful comments. I LOVE TEACHING!!
Tomorrow I'm going to the beach!! And i promise that there will be no pictures!!