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!
Jane 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 Clayson Johnson