Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother Messages

“Be kind to the women. They constitute half the population and are mothers to the other half.”
A lovely friend sent me an email this week with quotes about motherhood she had found. It made my day. As Mother's Day approaches, I want to share them with you and some of the wonderful women in my life. (My girls are lucky enough to have 2 grandma's and 2 great grandma's.. its a busy weekend here :)

"More than half a century ago, the First Presidency proclaimed, "Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels" (CR, October 1942, 12–13).

4 direct generations of girls :)

A mother's nurturing love arouses in children, from their earliest days on earth, an awakening of the memories of love and goodness they experienced in their premortal existence. Because our mothers love us, we learn, or, more accurately, remember, that God also loves us.

President Thomas S. Monson said, "One cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God. Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one"
("Behold Thy Mother," Ensign, April 1998, 6)."

femininity “is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your … capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. It is manifest differently in each girl or woman, but each … possesses it. Femininity is part of your inner beauty” (Ensign, May 2000, 96).

Happy Mothers Day to you all.

1 comment:

Jan said...

Lovely messages. A lot to take in but feel so validated. That was a great education on mothers you learned.

I love all the pictures too. 4 direct generations is awesome.

I didn't know about your singer either. Thanks.

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