As you all know, Laurel loves to sing! She was not able to squeeze any kind of choir into her schedule this semester which was very disapointing to her. I mentioned to her that she could join the ward choir..............!
Well, she called last night and was SO SO SO happy............she will be participating in the choir for the Rexburg Temple dedication in February! I know how exciting a temple dedication can be when you live near a temple. I was able to be a part of the Hawaii Temple re-dedication in 1978. I was chosen from the Bishop in my ward to serve dinner to the first presidency on the BYU-Hawaii campus. President Romney needed another napkin and who got that for him? Me! I did more than that, but that was a big deal to me way back then. I remember sitting next to my mother during the dedication and seeing her cry. It was a nice moment. I am glad my kids have seen me cry more than one time, I think it is a good thing. My favorite song to this day is, "The Spirit of God". I love the alto part, I learned to sing alto from sitting next to my mother every Sunday and singing the hymns. Another nice memory. I can sing that song with the book closed, I just love that!
I know Laurel will have the experience of her life being a part of the Rexburg Temple dedication. I am happy because she is happy!