here are a few photos i took with my phone while volunteering at the open house last week. the temple at night is my favorite.
i was so nervous to play the organ! i barely slept the night before, my palms were sweating (let's be honest, everything was sweating, there is no anti-perspirant on the planet that can compete with my anxiety), i snapped at my husband about his driving on the way to the temple and then pretty much had a full-on nervous breakdown when we got there and i realized my life was over because what!?!?! static cling!!! disaster!!!
i know, dramatic much? turns out that, duh, everyone at the temple is a volunteer just like me and we're all doing the best we can and believe it or not to my knowledge no one has ever gotten fired from being a volunteer church organist for sweating too much on the organ keys, so...eventually I calmed down a bit and enjoyed the experience.
plus, the temple itself is a calming influence. i believe that if we really try, we can feel close to God in many ways and circumstances, but for me it's easier in the temple. thankful for that.
have a great day, friends.