January 2002

“Foundations,” Friend, Jan. 2002, 48


Last year in general conference,

the prophet said there’d be

a temple built close to our home.

We waited eagerly!

We watched as workers piled the soil

and poured a gray foundation

deep in the ground. “Why take so long?”

I begged an explanation.

My mom, who helped to build our house,

said that she knew the reason:

“Foundations keep tall buildings strong

through every storm and season.”

Now as the temple walls rise high,

I think of our warm home

kept strong by temple covenants—

foundations of our own.

Illustrated by David R. Deitrick