We are lucky to live in Salt Lake, only a few miles away from the most famous and recognizable LDS temple in the world. It is extremely beautiful, and we often pass it while driving or go run around its grounds when the boys and I need something to do.
Lately, the boys have developed a total fascination with it. Every time we pass a church, anything with a tower or steeple, even haunted houses or the Disney logo, the boys yell, "The Temple! The Temple!"
And since we never had a working radio in the car until recently, we started the habit of singing at all times while driving.
Usually it's preschool songs, like "Wheels on the Bus" or "Five Little Monkeys," or children's hymns from church.
Since the boys are so into the temple, I decided to teach them, "I love to see the temple," which they now love and sing and request constantly.
It's pretty much adorable.
Here are the lyrics for those of you who don't know the song:
I love to see the temple, I'm going there someday,
To feel the Holy Spirit, to listen and to pray.
For the temple is the House of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I'll prepare myself while I am young,
This is my sacred duty.
(And for those of you who are unfamiliar with Mormon temples, here's a quick bit of info:
Mormon meetinghouses are open to anyone and are used for congregational worship (on Sundays) and community events throughout the week.
Mormon temples are used for personal worship, meditation, and covenants. They can be attended almost every day if you want to, but due to the sacred and quiet nature of the service there, Temples are only open to adult members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
We also perform our more sacred ordinances at the Temple, such as marriages. Of course, Mormons can be married outside of Temples, but we believe that the Temple is the literal House of God, and that when a couple is married there- they can be together with each other for eternity.
To learn more about Temples, click here.)