Obviously there isn't anything good about having cancer but people are so super thoughtful and sometimes we get do something special. Last week the Oquirrh Mountain temple (just a minute away from our house - we can see it from our bedroom window) started doing special tours for church and community leaders. There was a slow day, so our friends the Wrights and Morley's invited us in to a special tour. It was AMAZING! All temples are amazing. The workmanship is incredible and every detail is perfect. I love that even though the temples throughout the world are the same in purpose, they are unique in their looks and design.
I loved being able to walk through without the crowds. It allowed us to take our time as well as have our friends, who serve on the temple open house committee, explain a few things to us an the kids.
If you are in the area, come to the open house. It is open to the public for free tours during June and July. After it is dedicated in August, it will be open only to worthy members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who hold temple recommends. You can get tickets here.
If you want to know why Mormon's build temples - watch this youtube video. We feel so blessed to have this temple so close to our home.