24 October 2011

Sunset Ceremony

Groom walking his mother down the aisle
This last weekend Scott and I were able to get away for a day (with much preparation before hand) to attend the ring ceremony of his good friend, Trevor. Scott and his buddy Erik were co-best men. It worked out pretty well, especially for the maid of honor who was sandwiched between these men walking down the aisle.

Trevor and Ester were married in the Oakland Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A ring ceremony was performed by Trevor's uncle in Roseville, CA for friends of the couple who were unable to attend the temple sealing.

I liked the example Trevor's uncle used to explain how to approach a temple marriage and sealing for time and all eternity. He shared a story of a husband and wife who owned silver utensil set to be used on special occasions. The husband felt the tedious work of cleaning and polishing before and after each use, only to be packed away for another six months. He asked his wife one day why they went through so much effort and why they didn't use the silverware more often. She replied that "if you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by."

We really enjoyed our short, SHORT trip to Sacramento and only wish we could have spent more time with family. Now back to the nine to five... more like seven to six.