Saturday, August 8, 2009
Though it has rained most the summer so far, we've found it full of sunshine in our hearts!
Lately we are grateful that we were able to visit the Joseph Smith Memorial with the Leavitt family. Mike was born on Joseph Smith's birthday. We realized as we stood at his birthplace that he was precisely the age Mike was that day when he died. It is unfathomable, incomprehensible, an absolute amazing wonder that Joseph Smith was able to accomplish all that he did in such a relatively short time at such a very young age. We stood in awe and humility as we rededicated ourselves to being disciples (better disciples) of Christ. The next weekend we found ourselves in Kirtland Ohio, another incredibly moving church history sight. We came away with more appreciation than ever for the sacrifices of early Saints that have lifted and blessed our lives forever. Mike and Isaac visited Palmyra the next weekend for youth conference. The spirit of that place is like no other, testifying of the sacred event that occured there. What a marvelous work and a wonder.
We are indeed grateful for the Son, that shines bright as ever in our hearts.
Posted by Hoffman Crew at 11:57 PM