Happy Pioneer Day!

Lisa South, “The Journey,” Ensign, Jul 2008, 27

They began And rejoiced— Buried tiny bodies in shallow graves, Wept, and began again.

They entered the valley With joy— Beat crickets off their vanishing crops, Starved, wept, and began again.

They built their homes With gladness— Prepared them for burning against an approaching army, Wept, and began again.

They endured to the end. They set the example. Fighting our own crickets and armies, We weep, remember, begin again—

And rejoice.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the reminder that all is well, even though, burying our dead, starving, weeping, killing bugs, weeping, begin again, rejoicing, does it matter what order we do these?