Friday, January 8, 2010
I was baptized in 1978 shortly before my husband. We were sealed to our children in the Temple in 1987. At the time of our Sealing, I had no idea he was involved in an extramarital affair and had been for almost 10 long years with my best friend, who was also a member of the Church. We attended the Temple once to be sealed and never returned.
When I found out about the affair, I was devastated, and I made a terrible mistake. Understanding the principles of the Gospel, I asked to be excommunicated and lived as a non-member, still retaining my Testimony, for 20 years.
In 2007, I met my current husband who was a non-member but was interested in investigating the Church. He was baptized in January, 2008, and he rebaptized me in February, 2008. He has received his Temple endowments, and I am hoping that my Temple Blessings will be restored in January, 2010 so we can be Sealed.
I love the Gospel.
Without the Atonement, I would still be living without the Blessings of my Baptism. I so look forward to having my Temple Blessings restored. It is true: We must understand the wonderfulness of 'good' before we completely understand the awfulness of 'bad.'
Thank you for allowing me to share my Testimony with you.
Posted by Hopefully Mormon at 7:29 AM