We ended this trip with me still sick (week 6) with this weird coughing undiagnoseable bug I picked up a couple of days after my last flight home from our Family Reunion the end of Aug. BTW...I am soooooo over being sick...just sayin!! Chest x-rays, blood work and we still got nothing...it's just one of those sicky bugs that makes you sleep sitting up, zaps all your energy but doesn't make you REALLY sick enough to stay in bed....argg...I hate this kind. Again I digress..."SQUIRREL"!
Soooo...we headed home with one last stop in Palmyra, NY...another HUGE church history location....the beginning to be honest. The Sacred Grove, the Smith home & the Hill Cummorah and now a Temple...all because of the search for God & religion by a 14 yr old simple farm boy. Some people have called him a fake, a fraud, a con man but let me tell you what an officer of the justice system once said. "All Con men have a pattern and they just don't work like that...and I have known my share. A conman will always drop the con and move on if it looks like its gonna be blown or get too dangerous...Joseph Smith didn't do either" You would think that at some point before he was martyred (maybe the tar & feathering...the death of his children....the mob attacks)...he would have cut his losses and walked away....again...HE DIDN'T
As we headed for home I took the quiet time in the car to reflect on those sacred places we visited and how the Holy Ghost touched my spirit and fed me in so many ways I hadn't realized needed it. I am sooo grateful for following VoR's prompting and making this trip the priority