I sorrowed with Emma when I learned she left her family under difficult circumstances to marry the man she loved. It sounds romantic, but in the real world this was a trying decision.
Though Emma left her home and parents, she was much loved by Joseph and his family, especially Mother Lucy Smith. She embraced and welcomed Emma as a daughter and willingly cared for her in difficult times.
Emma returned that love by caring for Mother Smith in her later years. Looking at their lives and the trials through which each passed, it is easy to see why they were more than friends.