We spent a weekend in Nauvoo which included a few and far between temple trip for Austin and I. I feel an intense eternal perspective when I ponder the sacrifices of the early saints. Austin will tell you that whenever I have a deep query, a shift in perspective, or something I feel is profound to speak about I usually begin the conversation with, "So, I've been thinking about the pioneers..." We had a great time with our friends the Spackmans and the Brandons learning and touring as much as possible (which isn't much) over our two day stay as we juggled toddlers and babies. It was fun. The pioneers had toddlers and babies to juggle too except they weren't just getting demos from the missionaries, they were actually making ropes, wagon wheels, bricks, tinware, food, and pretty much an entire city. Oh how I love their legacy!
4 years ago