If you aren't LDS (aka Mormon) maybe this post won't make sense to you,
but to those at are, surely it will.
For the past two months, Taylor and I have been working very closely with the Bishop getting ready to get married for all eternity in the temple.
I'm really excited to go in the temple!
To make those very sacred covenants,
to be able to be in such a spiritually uplifting place,
and to be sealed to my love for always and forever.
But we're not ready.
We're just not ready right now.
We've been talking, and trying to get all of our ducks in a row, but we've decided that we won't be ready in 19 days.
I guarantee you that no matter who you are or how you know me OR Taylor,
You deserve no explanation.
Sorry to sound so mean...but I mean to sound firm.
Believe you me, not going to the temple to get married is hard enough.
We don't need questions, unfair judgements, or people talking about it behind closed doors.
Entering the temple isn't just something you go do.
It's not something that our Heavenly Father takes lightly.
Going in the temple before you are ready is serious.
It is NOT good.
The things done in the temple last for eternity,
in the LDS culture (NOT the religion) the importance of the temple gets muddled and clouded.
When a person gets a mission call, the buzz is ALL about where they're going, and when, and how, etc.
But the work to enter the temple should never be ignored or pushed down to second place.
When Taylor and I were getting married in the temple, people asked about when and where and the reception and the dress,
the fun and interesting stuff,
but by far the LEAST important of it all.
Taylor and I will go to the temple.
We are excited to go!
We are excited to be completely ready to go!
We will continue to read our scriptures together and pray together every single night,
we will continue to go to church,
we will still hang the picture of the temple that I painted in our home to show what we believe.
and we will do everything we need to do :)
A civil marriage (a marriage outside the temple) will still mean we are man and wife
to the law,
and to God.
We have made a really hard decision,
but we have made the right decision.
And that's all you need to know :)