My amazing brother-in-law David related to all of us yesterday the story of his Accounting Professor at his Cal-Poly grad school. Being quite liberal minded (though I hope her views aren't representative of all liberal women) this professor preached to David's class that she had chosen to never have children in order to compensate for the GREED and SELFISHNESS of those couples who had chosen to have more than 1 child.
At this point everyone in the class turned and looked at David - the only grad student with 3 children. (Actually, he was the only grad student with any children.)
I've been thinking of her comments since. I'm not very tactful. I'm really glad I wasn't in the class at the time - because I know I would have said something I later would regret. Something about how until you're actually a mother yourself - you realize GREED has nothing to do with it. I would have been exceptionally angry and probably raised my voice.
So I'm glad today is Sunday and my children and I had some extra time this morning to look through our scriptures and particularly - re-read Elder Holland's talk to mothers. I love Elder Holland.
In a MBA Accounting classroom full of figures, policy and political debate - this message would have brought peace into the hearts (of at least some) of the people there. Just like it did with me this morning.