Excerpts of Wilford Woodruff's 1840 reflections, Examiner.com
"... Never have I been called to make greater Sacrifices or enjoyed greater Blessings. I have been called to make a sacrafize of the Society of my wife & children not once beholding their faces, one of which is taken from time. (Sarah Emma is gone to be seen no more in this life.)
The whole year has been spent in a foreign nation combating error with everlasting truth, meeting with many contradictions of Sinners who oppose themselves against the Truth, Being Stoned mobed & opposed. Yet the Lord hath blessed me ..."