Sifting through the online digital collection of Joseph F. Smith’s autobiographical writings at the Church History Library has been interesting, to say the least. I’ve found him to have been both a loving and compassionate father and husband, as well as a man on occasion quick to anger, and just as quick to forgive. Most of all, I have found that in raising his large family with five wives, many children, and multiple households to support, he really wasn’t all that different from the rest of us. Complexity abounds, and I’ve appreciated the many facets of Joseph F.’s personality.
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