A few years ago my mom and I were driving on the interstate out in the distance there was the Timpanogos Temple. She turned to me and asked me when I was planning on going through to receive my endowments. I told her I don't know. In fact if my memory was right I was a little-miffed. I guess at the time I didn't want to be bothered with it. I was still young (in my eyes) and still had the hope that a gentleman would come along and we would get married there.
I really didn't know what was going on in my life. I wasn't doing everything I could to stay on the path... I wasn't committing any large sin but maybe complacency. I just wasn't moving forward. I have had a few good friends I have talked to but none of my answers were fitting. My life wasn't going anywhere... things weren't going as planned.
So, in my search for life direction I went to my dad. I love my dad and have always felt like he has had my best intrest in his heart. I had asked him if he thought I was ready to go to the temple. When we started talking he had mentioned marriage and I got a little hurt. I know he wants the best, but at the same time I gotta find a guy to get married to and that just aint happening. But as we kept talking he said something that I can't forget, and sorry something I won't tell you! :)
So I went in to talk to my Bishop. I still wasn't totally sure about it, but he said that if the temple was open tomorroe (which was a Monday-temples are closed Mondays) that he would take me than... GREAT! But still my decision and I hadn't totally made up my mind. I don't really know the determining factor, but all I know is that is where I want my life to be headed. I want to keep hold of the "rod" and continue moving in the "right" direction. No matter what where my job leads, or if I do ever find a mate, I wanted to go through the temple.
I originally wanted to go through the Logan temple, but they were closed all during the Christmas season. I also wanted as much as my family there as possible. So I chose the day after by birthday. Jan 8th in the Mt. Timp Temple. The days leading up to it I was told were going to be harder than ever, and that satan was going to try his hardest to discourage me. I would not let him! I was going through this no matter what!!
I was such a neat experience, one that I will never forget. I love the temple and hope to go back often.