The word that over and over came to mind was profound greatness. Our country is built on great men and men, our nation is great and it is powerful, the creations of God are truly great and temple's are another sign of God's greatness. What was interesting to me was that while I thought of the word greatness I never thought of the word greater. While they were great I realized they were not greater than me or anyone/thing else. They were simply filled with greatness.
What was interesting was that while I was impressed with the great houses the true power and testimony of their greatness came when I came to their graves/tombs. They had fulfilled the measure of their creation. They had done what they were asked to do. They had achieved greatness.
Sister Beck also said,
"Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all. Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world. Their goal is to prepare future fathers and mothers who will be builders of the Lord’s kingdom for the next 50 years. That is influence; that is power." Mothers Who Know, Ensign November 2007.