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Dear Gramps,
What do I have to do to be in the Celestial Kingdom with my daughter after my death? She died at the age of two.
Emily, from Arkansas

Dear Emily,
What you would need to do depends on where you now are, but you supplied no information on that point. So let’s try to point out everything what would need to be done for your daughter to be with you in eternity. In the first place your little daughter is assured of a permanent residence in the celestial kingdom of God. As we read in Doctrine & Covenants 137:7-10 —

Thus came the voice of the Lord unto me, saying: All who have died without a knowledge of this gospel, who would have received it if they had been permitted to tarry, shall be heirs of the celestial kingdom of God; Also all that shall die henceforth without a knowledge of it, who would have received it with all their hearts, shall be heirs of that kingdom; For I, the Lord, will judge all men according to their works, according to the desire of their hearts. And I also beheld that all children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven.

The only way that you could renew in the eternities a family relationship with your daughter would be to be sealed to a worthy bearer of the holy priesthood for time and for all eternity in one of the Lord’s holy temples, and then to live for the duration of your mortal life in strict accordance with all the covenants that you would make as part of that eternal sealing ordinance. Having thus been sealed, you would then have your daughter sealed to you, being represented at the altar of the temple by a proxy in her behalf. You would then live together in that family relationship for the remainder of the never-ending eternity.

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