For today's journey we drove to the Los Angeles Temple. Talk about an experience of contrasts! We drove through N. Western Rd and Sunset Blvd to Santa Monica to get to the temple. We passed through West Hollywood and Beverly Hills to get here. Everything is crowded and loud. There are people and billboards everywhere! And then you pull into the temple grounds.............and peace. It's so wonderful. It's beautiful, calm, and tranquil. There are hymns softly playing from speakers in the landscaping. It was heaven in the midst of this telestial world. What a wonderful blessing to be able to go.
We would have gone inside, but yours truly left her recommend at home - argh! Oh well, walking around was so restorative to my soul.
Outside the visitor's center is a display called "Tribute to Women." (something like that, I can't remember exactly) It is great! We have pictures below.
Driving back to the hotel (11 miles) took an hour and a half at 7 o'clock at night! whew!
I am so grateful for temples - little patches of heaven on Earth!
The LA Temple - it's huge!
A cool tree, we have loved the trees here in LA
The family - notice the FIVE children :)
A Mother playing with her children
The Compassionate Woman
This one was about teaching
Grandmother and charity
Walking in the foot step of her mother
(Reminded me of my family right now)
(something I've been doing a lot of lately!)
Emma and Joseph and the organization
of the Relief Society
Preparing Her Son