Saturday, September 17, 2011

From a Young Age by Becca Nelson




From the moment they first open their brand new eyes, children are born into this world full of innocence and curiosity. 
With an innate desire to seek out divinity on this earth,
they drink in all that is around them.

Children are pure.



As a child of God, they "are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity".



The choice for my husband and I to be married in the Temple was made with the foreknowledge that we are responsible for every child we choose to bring into this world, and that we agree to uphold the covenants we make to each other and with the Lord.



Children look to their father and mother for safety and reassurance.  Through their actions, a husband and wife may be constantly showing them that they are dedicated to each other,
and to the Lord.


It is important that children learn from their parents the significance of falling in love and devoting their entire selves to their spouses and to their families.  From a very young age and in very simple ways  children can begin to learn what it means to be married in the temple, and that they too will one day have the opportunity to make those covenants with the Lord.



Becca Nelson blogs with her sister, CK, over at http://madebybedtimetales.blogspot.com/ . They are are regular mommies at home who sporadically feel the urge to share tidbits of their lives (usually creative ones).  

Becca takes teaching her kids about temple marriage to a wonderfully creative level with her temple softie (pictured above).  She is giving away a pdf pattern of this temple softie to two readers who comment on today's post.

Thank you, Becca!


Please remember to read the rest of today's Family Proclamation Posts at:

Now for today's giveaways:



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FreshlyPainted is sponsoring this completely original painting of the Salt Lake Temple Doorknob with the words, "Holiness to the Lord". Have you ever spent time to look at the doorknobs at the Temple? They are very beautiful and unique. One can't help but think of the early pioneers and the dedication and love they had for the Salt Lake Temple when you look at all the beautiful details all over.  This magnet measures 2.5'' x 3.5''. Visit FreshlyPainted for more original freshly painted works of art!



29 comments:

  1. Great! I love the temple soft toys. Those are so cute.

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  2. I love felt and I love the temple! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

    Also, super excited to see my magnet up today!!

    http://freshlycompleted.blogspot.com/

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  4. It is so true that we need to teach our children about the temple. The Temple is a blessing to us all. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love this! We must teach our children about temple marriage through our words, but also our actions. I'm seeing the importance of this in my 2 grown children as they follow my and their Father's example of temple service and behavior towards one another. Hoping to see the same behaviors in my other kids once they get out of their teens (will they EVER get along for more than 10 minutes?!?) Thanks for another great post! :)

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  6. Super cute temple softies and what a sweet post. :)

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  7. That temple softie is adorable!

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  8. What a beautiful post, and a beautiful family. It's amazing how children are drawn to the temple. I'm sure children must love to hold the softies and have their own temples! Our children love to look at pictures of the Temple, and go with us when we go, I think they come to this earth knowing how close they can feel to the Lord there.

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  9. I've heard so many stories of children seeing the temple in DC and saying "Home!" or "Heaven!" They do know...

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  10. Wonderful post! Teaching them about the temple beginning when they are young is very important. My husband's parents are the Temple President and Matron for the Reno Temple. It's amazing how all of the grandchildren recognize the importance of the temple through their service!

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  11. Love this post. The pics are beautiful, and the message is true. :) Thanks!

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  12. I'm loving all of the family posts as each one echoes my feelings, but much more eloquently than I could write them. I remember getting excited to see the temple nearest my home when I was a child since that meant we were almost home. As an adult I can appreciate the symbolism of my thinking even more. I love driving by our temple and seeing the excitement in my own children. :)

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  13. Children are never too young to hear these eternal truths! I sometimes forget that. Thank you!

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  14. Well said. And thanks for sharing the cute photos, too.

    =)

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  15. Great essay! I loved the part stating our children are our responsibility that we chose to bring into the world. Thank you. :~)

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  16. Oh - I would LOVE a copy of this pattern! I would have to add kids, though, since I have an adopted daughter who was sealed to us in the Dallas temple when she was 5. Thank you!

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  17. Beautiful depictions - there are so many beautiful ways to teach this doctrine!

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  18. What a fantastic job! I love your pictures especially the one with Daddy teaching the little ones. Just great!!!

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  19. Wonderful post and priceless pictures. I enjoy reading this lovely post!

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  20. Oh I just love the temple softie!

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  21. What a lovely message, and such an adorable temple softie!

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  22. Becky you are a wonderful creative mother, and I bet you were a loved child in your home while growing up :)

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  23. This was a fabulous post! The softie is so cute too!! A talented lady for sure!!

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  24. Yes, thank you! So true that we need to teach our children all of the positive and beautiful things that can be theirs in the future.

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  25. Loved the cute photos, they went perfectly with the great words.

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  26. Oh, I would love to make a softie for my girlie. Thanks for your thoughts--I shared them with my husband.

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  28. I love the Softie Temple Pattern. It is adorable! What a great quiet time idea for Sunday.

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