Saturday, January 24, 2009

An Uplifting Thought For Today

"We need to remember that the full commitment of motherhood and of putting children first can be difficult. Through my own four-generation experience in our family, and through discussions with mothers of young children throughout the Church, I know something of a mother's emotions that accompany her commitment to be at home with young children. There are moments of great joy and incredible fulfillment, but there are also moments of a sense of inadequacy, monotony, and frustration. Mothers may feel they receive little or no appreciation for the choice they have made. Sometimes even husbands seem to have no idea of the demands upon their wives. "As a Church, we have enormous respect and gratitude to you mothers of young children. We want you to be happy and successful in your families and to have the validation and support you need and deserve."M. Russell Ballard, "Daughters of God," Ensign, May 2008, 109

1 comment:

Annalea said...

Elder Ballard's talk is one of my most favorite . . . ever, along with Pres. Hinckley's "To the Young Mothers" from the Oct 1999 Conference.

It's so good to hear such supportive and appreciative words from those to whom others will listen. :o) Thank you!