This will be the Tijuana Mexico LDS temple!!
As I've been typing this post, I've been watching the streaming of the groundbreaking. I cannot even begin to describe the feelings in my heart. Tears have been streaming down my face and clouding my eyes over and my t-shirt is wet from repeatedly wiping my face. My heart is so full of love and gratitude that Heavenly Father has finally saw fit to bless the members in Tijuana, Mexico with their very own temple. When I worked as an ordinance worker at the San Diego temple, the saints from Mexico would flood the temple on Saturday mornings. They would come with joy in their hearts and a smile on their face. Of course, most members are like that when they attend the temple, but I know the hardship of crossing the US/Mexico border....it is not fun and it is NOT short. Sometimes, you can easily be in line for 2+ hours! Yet they come, faithful and happy! I think of all those saints that don't have the proper documentation to cross over, how blessed they will be to go to the temple in their own city and country.
Right now, I live about 30 minutes away from the San Diego temple. After mapping out this new temple, I am 18 minutes away!! I will definitely be attending the temple a lot more in Tijuana! Of course, I'll have to brush up on my Spanish, but I'm thankful for translation devices the temple offers. I'm also excited for the food that will be served in their cafeteria. Temple food is DELICIOUS, so I can only imagine what MEXICAN TEMPLE FOOD will be like!! ORALE! :)
My very dear friend, PajamaPants will be marrying his fiance. I'm excited for my friend to start his new life with his partner. PajamaPants means the world to me and I am elated that he wants me to be a part of his celebration of love. I will be there to support my friend and his happiness. However, I will not be there alone..... I asked Mr. Red to be my date and I'm friggin ECSTATIC!!! Oh yes baby, I am!! I told PajamaPants that I don't know who's more excited for his wedding, him or me. Just kiddin'.... Anyways, I'm stoked because I just LOVE LOVE LOVE hanging out with Mr. Red and PajamaPants. They both came to church, last year on my birthday, because I asked them to. Anyways, I'm stoked because I'll get to see Mr. Red dressed up, and smelling OH SO DAMN DELICIOUS!! Oh I LOOOOOOOOOOVE his cologne!! It'll be a "brown wedding" so there will be GOOD FOOD and GREAT MUSIC for dancing!! Oh yeah baby, this will be an AMAAAAAAAAAAZING night!! Oh yes indeed!!
My Mom's in Hawaii right now, for a family reunion and to visit her sister who's recently had two strokes. I've stayed back to take care of my Dad. Man, is it a humbling experience, especially after my last post. It's hard for me to hold feelings of resentment and bitterness towards him as I serve him. He's blind and a diabetic, so I've got to cook all of his meals and makes sure they're nutritionally good for him. It's not a burden, because I love to cook for others. This is a good blessing for me to learn to serve him. I cook for my parents often, but it's a lil different since my Dad & I haven't been getting along lately. He's been really grateful for everything I've done for him since my Mom left. I just hope it helps our relationship.
Ok, with that said, I've gotta get breakfast started....
What a wonderful day it's been so far! How often does one get to watch a temple groundbreaking? Spectacular!