Friday, July 24, 2015

My Heritage ~ Mormon Pioneers

I pause today and give thanks for the 
Heritage I have.
I descend from Mormon Pioneers.
168 years ago today
Brigham Young
spoke these prophetic words
From that time in history, thousands upon thousands
crossed oceans, rivers, deserts, towering mountain peaks
to forge a new life in the great western desert valley's.
Deseret would one day become Utah!
The wagons and handcarts have long been put to rest.
But the souls they carried over the rugged  trail
Will never be forgotten.
The wagon wheels may now be at rest, but
 their imprint still remains today on the dirt trail of
the high plains of Wyoming and Utah.
More importantly the people they carried and the stories
they tell are serried on my heart forever.
They built roads, and cities, schools and churches.

And Temples to the Most High God.

They brought water to a parched desert land.
And planted gardens and orchards, and provided 
for their own.  All the while building and trail blazing
the American Frontier.
Within the walls of their humble homes, 
young boys and girls were taught the values of life.
Man's destiny, and the power of an 
Almighty God.
And while they toiled and worked,  miracles occurred,
The desert land blossomed just like a rose.
But in my mind, I tend to believe, the rose was much more
than the beautiful bloom of the flower.
The blossom of the desert was the families they produced.
Nothing can be more beautiful than families
that are bound by love, joy, toil and tears.
Sealed with Heavenly Father's promise.

"Many times I have looked back to see 
who was pushing my cart,
but my eyes saw no one.  
I knew then that the angels of God were there"
(Quote from a pioneer journal of Francis Webster)

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  1. So glad you are proud of your heritage am I. And we love our country, even tho it is in the biggest mess I've seen in my looong life.
    I just linked to follow you thru Google Friend Connect.

  2. I think it's so neat that your state honors its heritage with a Founder's Day. We don't have anything like that, makes me wish we did!

  3. It's good to be proud of our heritage and you are of yours. I feel the same way you do but it seems in these years many want to dismiss our history.

  4. Beautiful Karie! Although I am a convert, I have pioneer heritage on my mom's side and I love learning about it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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