Monday, March 29, 2010
Mothers, teach your children the gospel in your own home, at your own fireside. This is the most effective teaching that your children will ever receive. This is the Lord's way of teaching. (Amy Morgan, March 2010 Ensign)
When the children are young, looking after their physical needs is very important. As they grow, being effective in teaching becomes more important. I was reading the above article while feeding my baby in the mothers room at church. Sometimes Motherhood is hard, and sometimes I am hit with how powerful it is. Its like walking a balancing rope. To go from depths of despair to the heights of - THIS IS the most IMPORTANT THING ever, and I am the ONE to provide it for my children.
There is much power in this knowledge. Now to build on it and not abuse it.
The greatest job that any mother will ever do will be in nurturing, teaching, lifting, encouraging and rearing her children in righteousness and truth. None other can adequately take her place (Gordon B Hinckley, March 2010 Ensign)
To sear this into my mind and memory is my desire. To never forget that noone else can take my place. That I must provide this to my children, and love and cherish the role, that only I was made for.
There is only one me, and I am the only one for them.