Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I just wanted to wish a very happy Mother's Day to our great mother and to all the wonderful mothers and mothers-to-be in our family. I hope your day is full of good food and serious pampering!

“Do the best you can through these years [motherhood], but whatever else you do, cherish that role that is so uniquely yours and for which heaven itself sends angels to watch over you and your little ones… Rely on Him. Rely on Him heavily. Rely on Him forever. And ‘press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope.’ You are doing God’s work. You are doing it wonderfully well. He is blessing you and He will bless you, even—no, especially—when your days and your nights may be the most challenging. Like the woman who anonymously, meekly, perhaps even with hesitation and some embarrassment, fought her way through the crowd just to touch the hem of the Master’s garment, so Christ will say to the women who worry and wonder and sometimes weep over their responsibility as mothers, ‘Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.’ And it will make your children whole as well. ” [Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘Because She Is a Mother’,” Ensign, May 1997]


Marilyn said...

Thanks Christa! And yes, I love that talk from Elder Holland. You young mothers should memorize parts of it to repeat to yourself through the hard stuff!

Erica said...

Great quote, Christa.

Yes, Chad did an amazing job pampering me this weekend. :)

Marilyn said...

Pampering? You mean he changed Emmy's diaper, Erica?

Erica said...

Chad is always willing to change her diaper. But he made me feel like a queen.