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Thursday, May 14, 2009

[luster lifter]

in honor of mother's day last sunday, i found it appropriate to share with you today:

my dear friend petra gave me this book for my birthday, and i adore it--almost as much as i adore her. i would love to share with you an exert from it's pages. i'm sure i'll refer to it often!

e talks about how she keeps this quote from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland taped to her nightstand: "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 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 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" ("Because She Is a Mother,"37).

A "co-partner with the creator himself."
That is a mother.
We are mothers.

I am a Mother
by, Jane C
layson Johnson


  1. If you follow NieNie then you should have read the post a couple of weeks ago labled a mother, or I am a mother. Talk about something amazing, read it if you haven't.

  2. Thank You for sharing that thought. We all need reminders.

  3. I love this book. I got it for Mother's Day a couple years ago and I have to agree it's an incredible book every woman should read. I actually wanted to read it again this year but it is in storage so that will just have to wait. Thanks for your little excerpts and reminder of an awesome book.

  4. Loved the book, love you, love being a mom! Thanks for another amazing reminder of how we play such a huge role in our kids lives.

    Scary, but as I have learned, we are not alone. Just because we are mother's does not mean that we have finished learning and know everything. We are students learning how to deal with every day life just like our children.

    Thanks for being my friend. Loves!