Blind Grandma of 27 Gets LDS Temple in Her Backyard: You Don’t Have to Have All Senses to Feel It

by | Oct. 03, 2016

Mormon Life

Learn the unique way members of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple open house committee helped a blind grandmother of 27 "see" the new temple in her backyard.

Late one night a few months ago, Peggy Frome stepped out into her yard on the east bench of Afton, Wyoming. Although she couldn’t see the darkness, she could feel it.

“It was almost thick darkness. I could hear something, probably an owl. It was kind of cold. I didn’t feel safe,” she recalled.

So she stepped back into her home—carefully feeling her way. Sister Frome of the Afton 4th Ward has been blind since multiple sclerosis took her sight more than 20 years ago. Back inside, she walked toward a large picture window looking out over this western Wyoming community in what is known as Star Valley.

“I knew that toward that window, I could look. I knew the temple was down there. You don’t have to have [the five senses] to feel. It’s very special to know it’s down there,” she told the Church News.

Lead image from Deseret News.
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