Last year in general conference,
the prophet said there’d be
a temple built close to our home.
We waited eagerly!
We watched as workers piled the soil
and poured a gray foundation
deep in the ground. “Why take so long?”
I begged an explanation.
My mom, who helped to build our house,
said that she knew the reason:
“Foundations keep tall buildings strong
through every storm and season.”
Now as the temple walls rise high,
I think of our warm home
kept strong by temple covenants—
foundations of our own.

[illustration] Illustrated by David R. Deitrick