Sunday, May 13, 2012
Being a mom is one of the most wonderful, joy-filled parts of my life. That's not to say that it has been easy or that I have been good at it, but it has been the source of my greatest happiness and satisfaction.
Like most moms I know, my children have brought me to my highest highs, and my lowest lows. Being their mom has tested my creativity, patience, endurance, and empathy. There have been sleepless nights, more worry than I care to remember, many hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up, and much time on my knees pleading for guidance and help from my Heavenly Father. There has also been much laughter, wonderful conversations, pride in their efforts and accomplishments, and much joy just being together.
We read in scripture that 'This is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.' It is evidence of our Father's love for us that He has created this plan for us, that we are able to participate in it, at such an enormous cost to Him and our Savior. And what a privilege it is to play a small part in that plan, to help others along that path, as we form our own families and welcome God's precious children into our homes. Being a mom has given me insights into how our Father loves us, how completely He wants us to be happy and to be with Him again.
So thank you Rachel and Dave, Scott and Donna, Rick, Robin and Dennison, and Steve and Krista. I love you more than you know, more than life itself.