She gave birth to their son, David, in a lean to built from a barn that Heber C. had torn apart to make their home in the winter of 1839. She also encouraged Heber to serve his mission to England. She told him, "It's just a trick of the devil. If you don't go now, it will be something else. No, you go, we will be alright." That same son, David Patten Kimball, was one of the rescuers of the Martin Willie Handcart Company. Is it any wonder?