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LeilaniMay 23, 2019


Thank you for sharing this story. I like others who have commented read it through my tears.Judith NielsonApril 3, 2019

Thank you for sharing this story. I like others who have commented read it through my tears. I hope to feel my mother there sometime

Gary S.April 3, 2019

As a Temple worker for over 22 years I have had the opportunity and blessing of experiencing many joys that patrons have had when they come to the temple. The veil is very thin and the emotions that are felt on both sides of the veil are very real. I have just finish writing a history of my mother and father. Both are first generation members of the church. Over the years I have been able to process names for thousands of our ancestors. Doing this work has been a true blessing in my life. I find myself reading ever article I can find on temple work. Your article touched me and I just cried and cried. The spirit was so strong. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. I can assure you that the Lord has forgiven your mom for her suicide and has wrapped his arms around you both.

Tanya ReasMarch 31, 2019

Words are inadequate to express the deep gratitude I feel as you allow we as readers and spectators to experience vicariously true love and devotion of a child for her mother, and a mother for her child. My sincerest THANK YOU and ALOHA to you, your mom and your family for sharing a beautiful story of hope, light, and everlasting joy.

JeffMarch 31, 2019

Wow what an incredible story. I too have felt the presence of my deceased mother with a spirit so powerful as to be almost overpowering in the manner you have so eloquently described. I’ve shed many tears of joy at being so blessed by this experience. What a powerful testimony of the totality and depth of cleansing power of our Savior’s Atonement and how central the Temple is to its work in the lives of our loved ones who pass on. Thank you for allowing us a ringside seat to such a glorious event!

KateMarch 31, 2019

I write this heartfelt thank you with eyes full of tears. I haven’t experienced what you shared but the spirit shared with me your strong testimony and love for your mother. Thank you for sharing it. This is so beautifully written ❤️

DLAMarch 30, 2019

I just finished my mother's work today! (March 30, 2019). While every experience is unique & different, your words touched that still private place in my heart. Thank you for sharing. It's good to know these things, isn't it.

marie garrabrantsMarch 30, 2019

Loved this. I especially was comforted with the knowledge shared of Christ and His atonement making it possible to make our mistakes go away even after we pass through the veil. I too cried reading your story. Thank you for sharing. Sharing helps all of us!

Al J.March 30, 2019

Thank you ❤️ I really needed that reminder that we can be closest to the ones we lost in the temple. I need to go.

Mae BrowningMarch 29, 2019

That brought tears and comfort to both my husband and I. I lost a brother to suicide many years ago, and several years later his daughter committed suicide also. I have mourned their loss as they were both very bright and had so much potential in life, had they not been on drugs. They were both loving and kind to others. My brother had gotten addicted to sleeping pills in the military and his daughter got on drugs when she was a teenager and had a rough life thereafter until she took her life. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story with us. I will let my siblings read it also.

TonieMarch 29, 2019

What beautiful, heartfelt words!! They touched my heart in a way that I would have loved to have been blessed to write! I too have felt that incredible "peace" that was given by a loving Father and His Son! I lost my son at age 26 to suicide and struggled with the "why"!!! Thank you for sharing your incredible experiences in the temple! How blessed we are to know our families on the other side of the veil are so close to us!♥️

JowoMarch 29, 2019

Thank you. I'm so happy for you and your mom and your extended family.. And I'm especially happy that Heavenly Father has blessed you with a wonderful husband. I am overcome with emotion from your story. Thank you for writing this up and sharing.

BrendaMarch 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your story. I thought of my own mom ( even though she didn't died of suicide). I worry though that when the article talks about your mom being forgiven and repenting, I don't believe that suicide is something they purposely do as a sin. The person is in so much pain mentally and emotionally that they actually feel that it would be better for everyone if they weren't around. But she is definitely happy now. You are a wonderful daughter!

ShareeMarch 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your story. I cried while reading it. Your mother is blessed to have you for her daughter.

Aleni FuatimauMarch 29, 2019

What an awesome experience! Thank you for sharing this story. I have felt the love of our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, as I read this. Thank you once again.

L.A.March 29, 2019

This week, I had several conversations with others about how personal experiences can bless the lives of others when they are shared. This is such a beautiful experience and I am so grateful I came across it. It has touched my heart and given me great hope for my own family members who have struggled. I have tears streaming down my cheeks. I felt the Spirit so strongly as I read your words. Thank you for sharing this.

AnnekeMarch 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing this deeply personal experience, It was hard to read with my eyes full of tears.

Michael WilliamsMarch 29, 2019

Thank you. I read this as I sit in the chapel, waiting for the funeral to begin for a family member who (apparently) took her own life. Again, I thank you.

Rochelle HaleMarch 29, 2019

I am a convert to the Church of many years now, but I have never hesitated to do a family member's work if at all possible. I have also lost some to suicide and tragedy. Most of my family have not joined the church on earth, so another obstacle has been obtaining permission for aunts, uncles, or others who still have living relatives. I have been serving in the temple for seven months, and there is no sweeter place to feel the hearts of those on both sides of the veil. We have the responsibility to love those who have passed on enough to do this sacred work for them, regardless of how they may have lived their mortal lives.

MarcMarch 29, 2019

What a beautiful, heartfelt story, straight from the heart, thank you. It answered some questions that I had about my Dad. And about the importance and beauty of the Temple. Thank you very much.

Jerrilyn GillespieMarch 29, 2019

What a beautiful story!! I felt the Spirit so strongly as I read this today. Thank you so much for sharing.

DavidMarch 29, 2019

Thank you.

TeresaMarch 29, 2019

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Connie SchraderMarch 29, 2019

As an ordinance worker in the Bountiful temple, I so appreciate you sharing your experiences. Thank you.

Marie BarnhurstMarch 29, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing these sweet experiences and tender feelings! I shed tears as I read. I know this is all true. I have felt what you have felt. I know Heavenly Father and our Savior love us.

JessicaMarch 29, 2019

Thank you! Thank you for this article. I wasn't expecting to 'ugly cry' this morning, but this article went deep into my own emotions. Thank you for sharing.

CJMarch 29, 2019

Thank you for this! Thank you for this!

Sylvia EngleMarch 29, 2019

This is such a beautiful story. I gives hope and assurances for all of us.

Janene ZimmermanMarch 29, 2019

This brought so many tears to my eyes. What a beautiful daughter you are. I’m so glad you had those years of preparation and reflection. We often witness the reunion of people together in the celestial room to celebrate the living going through for their own endowment, but this truly was a reunion of souls celebrating the work done for a loved one above. A tender story. Thank you. It’s time for me to go do some temple work for my loved ones❤️



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