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Reserving ahead of time?
My endowed mother, Cindy, passed away 3 months ago. Her parent's work was done up to their sealing - unfortunately my mother was bedbound and not able to be there in person when her parent's sealing was done vicariously. My mother wanted to be sealed to her parents when she was here - and I'm sure she wants it even more now that she has passed on. When I'm on her FamilySearch page it shows all her work as completed except for "Sealing to Parents" and "Sealing to Spouse." Her sealing to spouse was done in 1972 - so I'm not worried about it. But the "sealing to parents" just says "This person has not been deceased for one year." Thus it won't let me request it.
Honestly since my mother was endowed, and all the work for her parents is done (except being sealed to their only child), I feel like I should already be able to request the ordinance to be reserved and be able to do it. I can wait a year if I need to - but I'd still like to be able to reserve the ordinance. I've discussed it with my sister (the other closest female relative) and she's ok with me doing the sealing... I'm worried someone else could grab the "reserve ordinance" before I do...
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Performing ordinances less than a year after death
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Thank you for your question about when your recently deceased Mother's ordinance of sealing to her parents can be performed.
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We are sorry for your loss, but hope that this has answered your question.1
My mother passed away just about three months ago, just as mother did. I still feel her loss, as I am certain you feel the loss of your mother.
I am in complete agreement with the answers already posted. I would like to offer another thought. FamilySearch has a safeguard built in which gives those who are the closest relatives control of who can reserve ordinances. This means ordinances cannot be performed without consent of a close relative. The following article will give you complete details. You can click on the blue letters for the link to the article.
Permission from closest living relative • FamilySearch
We hope this article will give you a little more peace of mind.0