Today Lovelies I am weary. I am weary from motherhood and life. Sometimes motherhood is absolutely exhausting isn't it? After the day to day chores, schooling, cleaning, cooking, writing, you name it I feel like I've done it.... my heart feels weak and tired. I hope I am not the only one? (help a sister out here) Yesterday, which happened to have been a particularly weary day, my sweet boy came and gave me a hug. He said that hugs are the best stress reliever. Oh how that sweet boy of mine knew what I needed before I did. I know he was listening to that sweet spirit inside him. With his hug, I felt a bit of stress melt away. What a relief that was. Who knew hugs could have so much power?
As mothers, we have our doubts....we doubt whether we are doing this right...whether we are teaching our children everything they need to learn. I think of Mary, mother of Jesus, and wonder if she too had those doubts. She was raising the Messiah. She saw her son confound older men in the temple and she saw him turn water into wine. She knew he was destined for something greater than carpentry....Her babe would be the one who would save us all. What a great responsibility Mary had, and she flourished at it. She is our example of what a loving Mother is.
“There is no limit to what a mother can accomplish. Righteous women have changed the course of history and will continue to do so.” (Julie B. Beck)
"God chose mothers to bear the responsibility of providing physical bodies for His children through the miraculous process of pregnancy and birth. Being a mother means participating in the miracle that is God’s greatest work. Thomas S. Monson said, “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.” What joy these words bring and what love our Savior and Father in Heaven have for us. I know they are mindful of my stresses and my worries, just as He is mindful of you.
"The divine role of motherhood is exhibited in all women, whether they’ve born children or not. It is important to remember that the call to nurture is not limited to our own flesh and blood. Whether it’s an aunt, a teacher, a friend, or a community leader, we are all deeply indebted to the moral, steadying influence of good women in our lives."
As women in Christ, we have all been blessed by God's great gift. He has blessed us to bring forth a new generation. A generation that will make this world a better place. If you are weary, I pray you can be strengthened. If you are down trodden, I pray that through Christ, you may be lifted up. As sisters in Christ we can encourage one another. Lets reach out to those sisters around us and let them know we care. Let's encourage those littles in our care to do good things. Encourage them to know that God is their Heavenly Father and that they have a Savior who died for them...a Savior who knows exactly how they feel. Let's join together today in prayer to bless each other and be strengthened. Amen.
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