Monday, January 11, 2010

Motherhood is an honored and sacred trust.


"No matter what you read or hear, no matter what the differences of circumstances you observe in the lives of women about you, it is important for you Latter-day Saint women to understand that the Lord holds motherhood and mothers sacred and in the highest esteem. He has entrusted to his daughters the great responsibility of bearing and nurturing children.

"This is the great, irreplaceable work of women. Life cannot go on if women cease to bear children. Mortal life is a privilege and a necessary step in eternal progression. Mother Eve understood that. You must also understand it.

"It was never easy to bear and rear children, but easy things do not make for growth and development...

Much is said about the drudgery and the confinement of the woman’s role in the home. In the perspective of the gospel it is not so. There is divinity in each new life. There is challenge in creating the environment in which a child can grow and develop. There is partnership between the man and woman in building a family which can last throughout the eternities.

Mothers have a sacred role. They are partners with God, as well as with their own husbands, first in giving birth to the Lord’s spirit children and then in rearing those children so they will serve the Lord and keep his commandments. Could there be a more sacred trust than to be a trustee for honorable, well-born, well-developed children?"

Spencer W. Kimball, “Privileges and Responsibilities of Sisters,” Ensign, Nov 1978, 101

2 comments on "Motherhood is an honored and sacred trust."

The Hatch Family on January 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM said...

Thank you for this wonderful post. I enjoy your blog so much, just wanted you to know that, even when you may not recieve comments on your posts. We are reading them and being blessed by them:)

Nurture Mama on January 13, 2010 at 10:11 PM said...

Hatch Family: Thank you for your nice comment, you just made my day!

 

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