Sunday, July 12, 2009

We Made It!


We were up all night on the red-eye special. Arrived in NY City at 5:45 a.m. Had a three hour layover and then flew to Rochester. By 1:30 p.m. we had seen Joseph Smith's frame home and the old log cabin. Then the highlight, we took a long meandering walk through the Sacred Grove. There were few people in the grove so we weren't pushed or hurried. We lingered in the dusky shadows soaking up the amazing feeling of peace and love. The grove is so dense that even though the sun is bright overhead, it feels like dusk except for the illuminated canopy of leaves that forms a mystical ceiling.

I'll write more about it later. I am so tired I can barely type. But I just wanted you all to know that we arrived and it is wonderful! There are a few places on earth that approach heaven and this is one of them!

4 comments:

Rosemary T said...

Have fun! I just visited the Joseph Smith birthplace in Sharon, VT. A very sacred place as well!

Anonymous said...

Sis. Johnson, I'm so glad you and your husband get to have this wonderful experience. Tell Laresa to have fun and I can't wait to hear all about their adventure. I'm so glad you and Bro. Johnson could be a part of it. Love, TeLene

SMJ said...

Rosemary, Isn't it amazing how you can feel it!

SMJ said...

TaLene, I'll tell Laresa. And I'll try to post a picture of her amazing red costume. Everyone I meet tells me about it!