When my three sons were sealed to us in the Sacramento Temple following their adoption, I made them each a white tie from the material I’d saved from making my wedding dress years before.
Each tie had their initials stitched into the back, with the date of their sealing, for them to keep as keepsakes of that day. Anna was also to be at the sealing, so I made a flowing white dress for her to wear inside the temple. This was a day she’d waited for. She’d longed for brothers and sisters for a long time. The day was finally here, and she wasn’t about to miss it.
My mother-in-law, Mary, wanted to make something for each of our children as well. She made beautiful white vests for each of the boys, but for Anna she made something more appropriate for a little granddaughter.
This beautiful handmade crochet lace temple handkerchief was given to Anna by her grandma Mary, to honor her special day in the temple with her brothers, sealed together forever, as part of one family.
Such a beautiful day.