|Rachel and I!|
|John Christian would give me Flowers everyday!|
|We were in the mountains :)|
I got to go to the Salt Lake City Temple, which was also different. I had been in the basement but never upstairs, as many of you know they do things a little different so it was a fun experience.
Church was also different. While the format was the same, the people were not. I got one word: white. Here you got a little of everything, there notta. While there is nothing wrong with this, it can (and has) lead to very narrow views within the church. Think about it, Church head quarters are in Utah, most members in Utah are white. And some of the meanest members I've met are in Utah I saw 6 black children, all adopted. My 2nd cousin adopted 8 black children, all teased called names, and the mom got hate letters, e-mails and calls for what she had done. I thought we were supposed to be Christ like? Show love one to another? The family I stayed with the dad is Chinese so the children are half Chinese. They all get teased and called names. If you're not white in Utah, you're gonna be treated differently.
|Esther and baby Noah!|
|That was the view!|