On August 20th I was on the phone for a LONG time. It was the first day to call and schedule living ordinance appointments in the new Ogden Temple. I anticipated a wait time, but what I didn't anticipate was the number of times I would need to call back to even get put on hold. I looked at my phone after it was all said and done and realized I had made a call at least every 15 minutes from 8a.m. to 12p.m. Then, when I was finally put on hold, I spent 90 minutes on the phone listening to a repeating track of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's greatest hits. I never thought I'd say this, but I don't want to hear the MoTab sing "For the Beauty of the Earth" for a long time.
The volunteer who answered the phone was so confused when I explained I would need to schedule a sealing for our family. When she finally figured out that Dean and I were already married, no, it wasn't a second marriage, yes, Ben was already sealed to us, no, Sadie and Alan were not deceased, no, Dean hadn't been sealed to another woman, no, I was not the Mother of the Bride...etc, etc, I had spent a LONG time on the phone. Apparently we were the first call that wasn't scheduling a wedding.
But, one long phone call later, we were booked. December 27, 2014. Scheduled to become a forever family. Just like that. Almost two years to the day that we brought Alan and Sadie home with us. As I've mentioned in previous posts we chose Ogden so our extended family could be with us and so our children could feel like Ogden was "their" temple. It feels good. I've also enjoyed having the extra months to prepare the boys a little but more for what will be happening to our family, and - to knit.
Sadie's dress needed a sweater. I used a pattern I had seen a dear friend use. School's out, found on Ravelry. I love the subtle detailing. I know it will keep her warm and be a special heirloom for her to look back on and remember how little she was when she was sealed to our family.
I had grand plans for white sweater vests for the boys. It might still happen, I've got a few months left, but for now I'm content knowing Sadie's shoulders will be warm with my stitches.
I'm overwhelmed with gratitude and love at the thought of gathering with my littles and my Love at the temple in a few short months. It's totally cliche and a little cheesy, but our hearts will be knit together just like Sadie's sweater. Yup, I said it. We can't wait!!!