A very quick one today:
I’m indexing right now (don’t be too impressed; this is not a normal occurrence for me). I’m transcribing death announcements from old English newspapers from the 1700s that are typically just a date and a name with a family connection. One name has stood out to me. Elizabeth Payne’s death is recorded with an annotation,
“she believed in the saviour”.
What a glorious nugget of recorded history, stamped next to a name. I wonder how I’ll be remembered to others one day; what those recorders might be prompted to write next to my name. I never met my mother’s mother, but thanks to my mother’s fond memories I’ll always know her as
“Mary. She loved her husband and she loved the prophet Joseph Smith.”
My own mother, I’ll always be grateful to know as
“Katalin. She treasures the scriptures.”
I see the great importance of leaving little legacies next to our names. I hope to be able to live as Elizabeth Payne did!