As new LDS converts, we were required to wait for 1 year before we could be sealed for eternity in an LDS temple. If you want to be married til death do us part in a marriage vow you are done once you get your civil marriage. However, if you want what my husband, Richard, and I wanted, which is to be sealed past death and into eternity there are more steps to take, of course. This requires your mate and yourself to take certain Temple prep. classes, and had a current “Temple Recommend.” This is very important because I want to be an eternal family. We are very proud of this achievement. I had learned about the ability to be with our loved ones the first vision I had of heaven. (See first blog) I didn’t know what this was but I have since learned. Richard’s dad had told me in my first NDE (near-death experience) (when I saw heaven during a surgical procedure) that I would know why he wanted me to tell his son, Richard, (my boyfriend and husband to be) to know his dad had never let go. I knew it would be my own mission to either learn and become a forever family or let this message end with me. I want everything I can learn about heaven and God’s plan so I opted to learn as much as I can about after-life choices. It takes work: a devotion to Heavenly Father’s commandments, belief in Jesus Christ, scripture study, enduring to the end, and lots of other LDS lessons which I will share in future blogs.