The things I learned from Daughters in My Kingdom are pretty much summed up in a quote by Spencer W. Kimball on page 5: “The cultivation of Christlike qualities is a demanding and relentless task—it is not for the seasonal worker or for those who will not stretch themselves, again and again.” I believe that one of the huge legacies these early pioneer women left us was that of enduring to the end. The trials that they were called to endure, and had faith to go through, whether muddling or joyfully, they did because of their desire to be like our Savior.
The trials I am called to bear in this day are different, but my desire is the same. I want to be like my Shepherd. I draw strength from the women who have traveled this mortal road before. I think our Savior smiles when He thinks of those early Relief Society sisters. I hope my life can be one that also makes Him smile. One that causes the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant,” to pass from His lips. Their example gives me faith to continue on, to endure to the end.