Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Emma

My sister introduced me to this song. I just love it.

Lucy Mack Smith, Mother of the Prophet Joseph Smith:

I have never seen a woman in my life, who would endure every species of fatigue and hardship, from month to month, and from year to year, with that unflinching courage, zeal, and patience, which [Emma Smith] has ever done . . . she has been tossed upon the ocean of uncertainty—she has breasted the storms of persecution, and buffeted the rage of men and devils, which would have borne down almost any other woman.

Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, and His Progenitors for Many Generations (1853), 169.


5 comments:

Annie said...

You must read this http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=4e2694bf3938b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&hideNav=1 I don't know if it will work in a comment section but it is the best talk about Emma and her life and gosh darn it you better read it because I took the time to look up the link and post it for you. You know how busy I am partying all the time and such.

kiki comin said...

she is such an amazing singer..i have just recently gotten into her! that was such a great song..amazing woman, that emma is!

Angie said...

Oh J, I'm so glad you posted that! I just watched the movie "Emma" on Monday. It was excellent, except that I sobbed from opening credits to closing, and then a good hour afterward! I'm going to have to do a post about the movie and then link to your blog for that song! Thanks for posting it!

Lexi said...

I'm glad you liked that song as much as i do! i can hardly listen to it without crying

Heather said...

I had heard that once before, but loved the reminder. She is an inspiring woman.