An heroic mother: Mary Fielding Smith

Some of you may already know this story about Mary Fielding Smith, but in anticipation of Mother’s Day, I think it’s worth repeating. Here is the account of her pioneering trek from Winter Quarter’s to Salt Lake. As you may know, she was the mother of the prophet Joseph F. Smith, and she died when her sons were still young. This story tells the interesting circumstance of one of her prophecies being fulfilled.

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About Geoff B.

Geoff B has had three main careers. Some of them have overlapped. After attending Stanford University (class of 1985), he worked in journalism for several years until about 1992, when he took up his second career in telecommunications sales. In 1995, he took up his favorite and third career as father. Soon thereafter, Heavenly Father hit him over the head with a two-by-four (wielded by the Holy Ghost) and he woke up from a long sleep. Since then, he's been learning a lot about the Gospel. He still has a lot to learn. Geoff's held several Church callings: young men's president, high priest group leader, member of the bishopric, stake director of public affairs, media specialist for church public affairs, high councilman. He tries his best in his callings but usually falls short. Geoff has five children and lives in Colorado.

One thought on “An heroic mother: Mary Fielding Smith

  1. Geoff, like you I find Mary Fielding Smith to be heroic, noble and inspiring. Thanks for reminding me of her today.

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