While we were waiting for the bus to shuttle us up to the temple we sat next to a family that seemed to be having a rough morning. The father and son were arguing and the wife seemed to be at her wits end. We ended up seeing that same family standing in the celestial room near the end of the tour. They were all standing together quietly in a corner and the dad had tears in his eyes. It was kind of neat to see what an impression it made on this family and the reverence they showed. Standing together with Sean and Jackson in the celestial room was also a neat experience for me.
Anyway, if you get an opportunity, go check out the temple. It is being dedicated March 20-22.
On a different note, I was disappointed to read this. HBO really does show a lot of trash and I can't believe people actually pay money to subscribe to the channel. I wish they would have the decency to be respectful of the LDS community by not trying to replicate temple ceremonies and practices. It's not that we are trying to hide anything-- one reason we have open houses. We hold these ceremonies sacred. They shouldn't be used by HBO to stir up controversy for "good" television. I guess respect is lacking a lot of places these days. Anything to push the envelope and anything for money, right? Sad.