Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Nancy Naomi Alexander Tracy
I opened up my March Ensign a month ago and found my fourth great-grandmother. I wasn't exactly sure it was her, so I ran to my family history book. I found the same name but still not sure it was her, because the pictures were a little different.
I called my mom and told her what I found, she had me explain what the photo looked like. She then verified that it was the same woman. She then proceeded to tell me that she has the broach that Nancy is wearing in the picture. I couldn't believe it. This encouraged me to read Nancy's autobiography. I was reminded that my ancestors played a big part in Church History. They knew Joseph Smith and had a testimony of the living prophet. Nancy's life was a living example that Christ is our Savior and we have a Heavenly Father that loves us. She had witnessed God's miracles among the hardships and trails that the pioneers endured.
I didn't know that Nancy was part of the first Relief Society meeting. My heart swelled. I continued to read that her daughter Eliza was the Relief Society President in Huntsville Utah for 30 years. 30 YEARS... (please don't let the Bishop read this;)). I found all of this family history exciting and it increased my testimony of God's plan here on earth. How are we living our lives? Will we be happy to share our autobiographies with our future grand-daughters and great-grand-daughters? Some days I am really not proud of the way I conduct my life. But for the most part I think I am trying and doing the best I can. This is all I can do--Do the best I can. Just remember we are writing history.