We have a new job. Yes, it’s true. At least nine months after submitting our applications, we have been approved to work at the Laie, Hawaii Temple. Hooray! Actually, there was some confusion or something about what happened to our original application, so we submitted another one but couldn’t start working until after the marathon, but then after the marathon the temple was closed for Spring Cleaning, and it just re-opened last week. And before you could say, “Quick like a bunny!” we were in the temple president’s office, smiling our cheeks off. We agreed to take the Tuesday evening shift.
So on Tuesday we found ourselves at the temple in our Sunday best, bright eyed and (in Micah’s case) slightly less bushy headed. We were both a little bit nervous about it. But we had great trainers, and, let’s face it: Can you really be stressed when you are in the temple? I don’t think so. We got the grand tour, we got to eat in the cafeteria, and we even got to work! It was a rather exciting day for us. And despite the fact that we are rookies, everything went pretty well. Yes, Micah’s hands were shaking he was so nervous, and yes, I did get a little flustered and may have disrupted the contemplation of one sister who was doing work for an obviously beloved ancestor, but I think we are going to be okay. It was so peaceful and nice and everybody smiles and is happy to see you. It’s nice to have some new friends who are a little bit older and wiser (as well as a few young ladies . . . although as far as I could tell, we were the only young married couple on the shift).
We are happy that we were finally able to get started. We have been waiting for this for a long time. I’m sure we will enjoy every minute of it.