Through my studies of Joseph Smith I have come to love and respect his beloved wife, Emma. The Lord said of Emma, "Hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, while I speak unto you, Emma Smith, my daughter;…thou art an elect lady, whom I have called…" - D & C 25: 1-4
Emma Smith has probably been judged and misjudged more than any other individual in Church History. It amazes me the even the mention of her name continues to stir such varied emotions. One cannot study the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith without wondering about this very private soul, Emma. I often wish that we had more information on their lives together, but when I think of how their lives have been opened to such scrutiny I am silently pleased for Emma that we do not.