Together Forever
July 2011

“Together Forever,” Friend, July 2011, 32–33

Together Forever

He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers (3 Nephi 25:6).

  1. Before the temple near their home was dedicated, Olivia invited her grandma to come with her to the temple open house.

    I’m happy you came with us to the open house, Grandma.

    Thank you for inviting me. I’ve been a little lonely since Grandpa passed away.

    I miss him too.

  2. Mom told me that when she and Dad come to the temple, they wear white clothes.

    That’s right.

  3. When you turn 12, you’ll get to come here and do baptisms for the dead.

    I’m so excited!

  4. Sealings will be performed in this room. Stand in front of this mirror and look at the mirror across the room. What do you see?

    It’s as if we go on and on forever.

    Just like our family, right? We’ll even see Grandpa again someday.

    You’re right. If we keep the commandments, we can be with Grandpa and all of our family because we’ve been sealed in the temple.

  5. Olivia and Grandma followed the tour guide into the temple’s celestial room.

    I like how it feels in here. I feel happy.

    I do too.

  6. I love the temple, Grandma. Someday, when I’m older, I’ll come back and be married here. I’m happy that our whole family can be together forever—even Grandpa.

    That’s right. I’m very thankful for the temple, for the open house, and for you.

Illustrations by Scott Peck