I was just remembering something.
After Michael and I were sealed in the temple,
there was a window of time for me to put on jewelry and makeup
(I knew the mascara would just get cried off)
and put the finishing touches on everything.
My mother was with me in the crowded, mirrored bridal room.
I remember that she was urging me to hurry up,
reminding me that everyone was waiting for us.
I didn't mean to dawdle;
I just remember feeling so very much at peace.
I felt so calm.
I felt so clean.
There wasn't a force in the world that could rush me...
I felt completely wrapped up in happiness and true love.