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.


Aubrey said...

I love you GREAT grandma :P

Valsy said...

Perfecto, minha amiga. :)
Family forever,
sister anderson

Chris Lindsey said...

I am so excited that I've stumbled across your blog. I am from Omaha but currently live in Logan, UT. In May, we are moving to Nekoma, KS and I now get to follow the temple building in KC thanks to you! KEEP UP THE WORK!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

That's so awesome. What an incredible blessing it was for Val to have you there. We are going to the Nauvoo temple in March to seal my hubby's Dad to his brother and parents. It's such an incredible blessing and miracle to do this. One day, I'll be able to go to the temple and be sealed to my parents and siblings too. That will be an incredible day for me.

in time out said...

what a nice post. you have a lot of nice posts. thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

in time out said...

came by to say hello today. love your profile picture. very random. Tag, You are it. If you want to play along with Tuesday Tag..

Becky said...

I was visiting your other blog on your wonderful SITS day and came on over. What a wonderful blog! I'm in the Philadelphia area and it was also announced last Oct. that we are getting a temple as well! So exciting!!! There is something special about knowing you are going to be so close to the Lord's house.

ascu75 aka Don said...

I think that is awesome God works in mysterious ways I just posted about my wife kicking a soccer ball (we call em footballs) for the Grand children and I nearly said she also plays once a year when we go to Detling our local Christian conference ....I didnt mention it because i NEVER REALISED DYOU ARE A cHRISTIAN oops sorry getting tired but the Lord led me here for a reason XXX Don

Kelli said...

What a sweet and tender post. Thanks to you and Val for sharing it.


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