Monday, February 16, 2009

What's this all about?

I'll tell you.
I posted this entry on my personal blog a couple of weeks's about a recent trip I made to the Winter Quarter's Temple in Omaha, Nebraska. Val suggested I post here on the Temple Chaser so you can see what all this is about.

Grandma Cheryl

You can call me Grandma now.
No...not that kind of grandma. I've decided that Grandma's can come in all shapes and sizes and ages. It's not having a "grandchild" that makes you a grandma necessarily.I became a grandma a couple of weeks ago in an unusual way. I'm Val's grandma.We believe, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that we can be sealed to our families all through eternity. That means, when we pass away, we are still united as a family. Our lost children, our loved ones who pass away too soon...everyone...through all generations can be together forever. We perform ordinances here on earth for those who didn't have the opportunity in this life, that they may have the blessings of being with their families forever too. When I do this for someone else, I become a proxy or substitute. I act on their behalf as if they were here. We also believe that the person we stand in proxy for, has the option to accept or not...the work that is done for them. Two weeks ago, I acted on behalf of Val's grandma as she was "sealed" to her parents for all eternity. What an awesome privilege. I'm pretty sure Val's grandma was pleased and is looking forward to spending eternity with her family....even her grand kids. So, you see...I'm a grandma. Just don't call me Granny.

That's what it's all about.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Remember Me?

Dear Temple Chaser,

Remember your old friend, the green Naugahyde chair? Well, I'm still here. I'm waiting patiently and saving your spot to watch the temple be built. It's been a long time since you visited me. Oh, I see you drive by often and I even see you glance my way from time to time. Do you know it's been cold and wet this winter? When you're in your nice warm car, do you think of me? Remember the time you brought your friends or "watchers" out to see me? I was so proud to wear your "Reserved" sign. I'm still here...reserving. I look forward to seeing you again soon. I know the temple will soon come and when it does I will be ready. I also look forward to better days. Better weather. I hold on to the memories of green grass and blue skies, birds chirping, you screaming from slithering snakes...ahh, the good times. Hurry back.
Until then, I remain ever yours...Reserved.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

In the News...

Go here to read about JE Dunn building the temple.

“We are proud and humbled that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would select JE Dunn as their building partner on the Kansas City, Missouri, Temple,” Dunn CEO Terry Dunn said in a release Tuesday. “We look forward to working to provide members of the LDS Church in the Kansas City region a special, holy place to call their own.” give us a sign!!


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