Saturday, Dec 18th was Ben's big day. He went through the Mt. Timpanogos temple for the first time to receive his own endowment*. He was very excited and ready and willing to take on the extra responsibilities that go along with that. His father was his escort and we had the bishop there as well. It was wonderful meeting him in the chapel after his initiatories were done and even better meeting him in the celestial room. I can only imagine that is what it will be like in heaven, meeting your loved ones as they cross over.
Again we are very proud of Ben and his decisions and obedience. You will probably get tired of hearing what a wonderful young man his is.
*Endowment: A gift from our Heavenly Father. We make covenants (promises) with Him and if we are faithful and obedient He promises us special blessings. We also receive further light and knowledge regarding the gospel. Only worthy adult members of the church can enter the temple and receive these blessings. For more information contact me or go to mormon.org.