Thursday, December 18, 2008

Unique Motherhood

My sweet friend is getting ready to deliver twins. She's afraid, nervous and excited - understandably so. She prays she will be a good mother. Reading this talk this morning - it made me think of her - and so many of us.

There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family. Many are able to be 'full-time moms,' at least during the most formative years of their children's lives, and many others would like to be. Some may have to work part- or full-time; some may work at home; some may divide their lives into periods of home and family and work. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else.

-Elder Russell Ballard, 2008-


7 comments:

Natalie said...

Such a great quote. And darling picture!

Kelly said...

Well said. And, may I say, you exemplify those traits so well. Seriously--you are one of the best moms I know (and I know some pretty good ones).

Britt said...

I like that.

kj said...

Love the picture. What a sweet princess you have. (And she looks delicious too!)

Heather said...

I love that talk. It's nice to be reminded of what he said. Darling picture by-the-way.

leadatortilla said...

Love this entry and I love your picture you put with it. You are inspirational.. thanks for being my friend!

Brooke said...

Love the post, and love the picture. Great thoughts.