10 years ago today I was able to go through the LDS temple for the first time and receive my Endowment. I was 19 and heading out to China to teach English, and while receiving one's Endowment wasn't really "standard procedure" without getting married or going on an LDS mission, 3 different leaders in my life asked me to consider it, and after praying about it, it all felt very right for me.
There had been a HORRIBLE snowstorm in northern AZ that day and our closest temple was in Mesa at the time. I remember being very surprised at how many people came to support me and were able to get through the Rim roads since most of them were closed earlier that day because they were so icy and impassable. Entering the Celestial room with so many friendly, loving, familiar faces already there to greet me was one of the most touching experiences of my life, and was the closest thing to Heaven on Earth that I can imagine. Which is the whole point I guess.
What a wonderful blessing the Temple has been in my life.