I love the temple. It is such a peaceful place. My husband and I are fortunate
enough to volunteer for a six-hour shift every Thursday. What a special place
to be. It is often the highlight of our week.
We love all the temples that dot the world as I would wish to visit each one of
them and enjoy their beauty in person. But I also have understood that the
purpose of the temples are not to provide just beauty but to allow me to witness
the coming together of heaven and earth and partake of that event by being part
of the work thaT we do in the temple right in my community.I attend the temple
often as it blesses my life in a remarkable way.I can't define those
blessings I feel every day but I know the source of those blessings and will for
ever hold on to that. I would hope that all of Gods children will expirence the
same as I have where ever they may be. This is the desire of my heart.
It was 40 years ago last December that I met my bride to be in the Liberty Stake
Center just a mile or so from what would become the site of the future Kansas
City Temple. When we married in October 1972 we traveled two days to the Salt
Lake Temple. The sight of this temple rising from what I remember as a farm
field moves me tremendously. We now live in the St. Louis Temple District, but I
know we will need to visit the new Kansas City (or as I like to refer to it, the
Liberty) Temple. I hope the sight of the temple will inspire the youth as they
travel to stake meetings.
Wow! It is beautiful. I love all the open land around it! Congratulations!