In their own words ...
Literature and diary entries written by Mormon women pioneers
Presendia Lathrop Huntington Buell Smith Kimball:
On one occasion I saw angels clothed in white walking upon the temple [Kirtland, Ohio]. It was during one of our monthly fast meetings, when the saints were in the temple worshipping. A little girl came to my door and in wonder called me out, exclaiming, "The meeting is on top of the house!" I went to the door, and there I saw on the temple angels clothed in white covering the roof from end to end. They seemed to be walking to and fro; they appeared and disappeared. The third time they appeared and disappeared before I realized they were not mortal men. Each time in a moment they vanished, and their reappearance was the same. This was in broad daylight, in the afternoon.
Eliza Roxcy Snow:
Oh My Father
O my Father, thou that dwellest in the high and glorious place,
When shall I regain thy presence
;And again behold thy face? In thy holy
habitation, Did my spirit once reside? In my
first primeval childhood, Was I nurtured near thy side?
I had learned to call thee Father, Thru thy Spirit
from on high, But until the key of knowledge
Was restored, I knew not why. In the heav'ns are
parents single? No, the thought makes reason stare! Truth is
reason; truth eternal tells me I've a mother there.