Friday, August 3, 2018

Mexico Part 4: El Tiemplo

The whole reason for the trip was Friday. The day Shawn and Sandra were sealed for time and all eternity in the Mexico City LDS Temple.

 Goofy Shawn in the parking lot before Sandra arrived.

 The proud and thrilled parent of the groom.

 When Sandra arrived Keith and Paul were tasked with keeping her dress safe and wrinkle free. They took this job very seriously.

One of the things I loved most about being there to witness their sealing was experiencing the warmth and happiness of everyone there. There were people who spoke varying amounts of Spanish and English but the feeling of family and love was palpable. I didn't have to understand all the words spoken to feel how strong the spirit was there. 

 The mothers of the bride and groom look on with smiles. Despite the language barrier, they became friends by the end of the trip. Sandra's mother is a wonderful woman.

 At one point during the trip the topic of my blog came up and Shawn got excited that he would have a post just for him. I'm sorry Shawn, but you are sharing this with Sandra. I get the feeling that you won't mind.

 I wish I had the original picture of this. To make a long story short, this shot is a remake of a childhood photo, with Sandra added in of course.

 After the temple the wedding party drove 2 hours to the hacienda where the reception would be held the next day. About half way there we stopped to eat at Shawn's favorite restaurant in Mexico, Cochinitos. It means little pig. And as the name suggests we all pigged out.

The hacienda was in the mountains outside of Mexico City. The views along the way were lovely in the fading light. We arrived at the gorgeous hacienda after dark. It had been a wonderful long day and we fell asleep as soon as our heads hit the pillow, excited to explore in the morning.

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