"Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the god-given virtues of creating and sacrificing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountains of life and makes her co-partner with the creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life."
~David O. McKay
This is an amazing thought. I have been thinking alot about motherhood and how special and wonderful it is. Most of the day I am so busy with making sure everyone is fed, clean, happy, house cleaned, etc. To really sit and ponder the sweet honor it is to be called "mommy" over and over thoughout the day:) What a marvelous blessing!
"As we adjust our expectations closer to reality, we find that even if the ultimate reward of raising a child we are proud to lead back to our Heavenly Father still shimmers in the distance, we can RELAX MORE and enjoy what's happening now. We might still leave a lot to be desired when it comes to perfection, and so may the kids, but when we take it easy and don't tie ourselves into knots about it, there are still golden moments, and hours, and even long happy days when practically everything goes right and everyone charitably overlooks the rumples that don't."