Monday, July 22, 2013

Good stock

{Jane shows Lottie the beautiful Nauvoo temple in the distance}

My family and I have spent the last few days in Nauvoo, Illinois, and Missouri.
Last Friday evening Mr. Nielson and I spoke to hundreds of 
youth in those areas about our experiences and blessings.
We also spent some time seeing some of the amazing church sites 
in Nauvoo- it's been incredible.  
Words can't express my gratitude for the pioneers that came before me.
They really had it hard.
Mr. Nielson and I both agreed that we'd take our trials than 
experience what our amazing pioneer ancestors went through.
Persecution, pain, death, and heartache- all because they believed in
a prophet- Joesph Smith and the Book of Mormon.
 {which I too fiercely believe in and will defend with my life}.

I am so thankful for my pioneer heritage.
I am of good strong pioneer stock and am proud of it.

I will blog more about this amazing, relaxing, 
and beautiful vacation tomorrow and the days to come.