Being a MOTHER is wonderful, because for many of us – it eventually makes us GRANDMOTHERS! And for THAT, I want to take this opportunity to wish my three beautiful daughters – a very HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! I also want to let them know, that by their making me the happiest mother EVER and giving me such lovely grandchildren — I have forgotten EVERYTHING crazy they did, prior to their giving birth!
They should feel grateful that this redemption, did not cost them their first born! But, come to think of it — that is one devious way to get to spend more time with my grandkids. Oh heck, why rush it? Soon enough, they will be begging me to come pick them up, so that they don’t kill one of them! Awwwww —- wonderful blissful motherhood…
I’m going to brag right now. I hope you don’t mind, too much. Indulge me, just for this one post, because I just need to say a few things about my daughters. They are such sweet mothers, and it is a privilege to observe each one of them as they mother their own little ones. I’m not saying they are perfect – because as we all know, there is no such thing as the perfect mother — at least not in this life. However, there ARE perfect grandchildren, of which I have NINE! I bet you have a few, too.
What touches my heart, as their mother, and in particular as an LDS GrandParent, is seeing how they are teaching my grandchildren the principles of the gospel, in their homes. I love to hear my grandchildren pray, read the scripture and sing those heavenly primary songs that teach eternal truths. It is a joy to see these young children as they develop their own testimonies of Jesus Christ. Children are naturally blessed with faith. It is the wise mother that understands this and nurtures this growth from the time their children are very young. I see this wisdom, in each of my daughters, as mothers. Truly, nothing could make an LDS GrandParent more grateful than to see their grandchildren learn to exercise faith in the Lord.
Over on Hubpages, I published an article where I shared some of my feelings about being a mother myself — along side of some beautiful quotes about the sacred calling of mothers, by LDS Leaders.
“Mother is not only a teacher, but even more – she herself, becomes the humblest of student. Mothers often are found – to be kneeling – at the very feet of a wise Father, who is in Heaven.
I will eternally be indebted to the leaders of the LDS Church, who have taught well – the sacred nature and responsibility of the role of motherhood. Through deeper understanding of the Plan of Salvation and the importance of the role of women in that plan – I now know, just how important my life’s work has been, and will continue to be – through the gift to all women, of – motherhood.” Kathryn Skaggs
From the perspective of an LDS Grandmother, this quote is one of my favorite….
President Gordon B. Hinckley on motherhood:
“Most of you are mothers, and very many of you are grandmothers and even great-grandmothers. You have walked the sometimes painful, sometimes joyous path of parenthood. You have walked hand in hand with God in the great process of bringing children into the world that they might experience this estate along the road of immortality and eternal life. It has not been easy rearing a family. Most of you have had to sacrifice and skimp and labor night and day. As I think of you and your circumstances, I think of the words of Anne Campbell, who wrote as she looked upon her children:
You are the trip I did not take;
You are the pearls I cannot buy;
You are my blue Italian lake;
You are my piece of foreign sky.
(“To My Child,” quoted in Charles L. Wallis, ed., The Treasure Chest , 54)
You [mothers] are the real builders of the nation wherever you live, for you have created homes of strength and peace and security. These become the very sinew of any nation.” Gordon B. Hinckley, “Women of the Church,” Ensign, Nov 1996, 67
You can read the entire post on Hubpages - “Motherhood – Inspirational Quotes By LDS Leaders”
THANK YOU MOTHERS – FOR TEACHING OUR GRANDCHILDREN
To All Of The Daughters of Eve – Happy Mother’s Day!