Can you imagine how little I would write if I had to engrave everything on metal plates the way that Nephi and the other prophets did? I was thinking of that as I was reading this morning. What a time consuming effort it must have been to engrave every single symbol onto those plates. Sometimes I think it's a pain just having to write something by hand instead of typing, and I think it would frustrate me to have to sit and carve out every letter of what I'm trying to write (especially since even typing can't keep pace with my thoughts half the time!)
What patience they must have had, and what an amazing act of love for their children and future generations. I'm so glad they had the faith, the persistence, and the time to record their most important thoughts and teachings. Makes me feel a bit guilty that I only write in my journal once every couple of months! Maybe I should copy and paste all my entries on here, print them out and paste them in there!
Just another reason to love living in this day and age!