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Friday, September 30, 2016

We are mothers...

"The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work. 
Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever.”
 —Jeffrey R. Holland"

I love to search out encouraging quotes. It's something I do quite often on my phone, when I have a few minutes to spare. Words can do amazing things....both good and bad. They can discourage you or build you up. I believe the more that we diligently search out for good, praiseworthy words, the better off our hearts and minds will be.

This evening I found the quote above by Jeffrey R. Holland. It's one I've heard before, but today it took on new meaning. It's 11 pm and I just brushed my teeth and washed my face. The older kids have been in bed for a few hours, the baby went to sleep a little after my older ones, and hubby is snoring next to me. I just finished cleaning the dishes, slicing bread I baked, wrapping banana bread for the freezer, picked up the living room, and spent some time scheduling some blog posts. Although sleep called to me, when everyone else was going down for the night, there was still work to be done. Sometimes it's easy to get overwhelmed by it all... thinking of the things we need to get done. We ask ourselves if we are doing enough...if what we're doing really matters....well guess what? It does. We are mothers and that is a divine role that we are privileged to have. God is entrusting us with his sweet spirits to raise. We literally have a hand in building up God's kingdom as Mothers. How amazing is that?

It builds me up knowing that...

It encourages me knowing that...

Knowing that God has trusted me with such a monumental task leaves speechless at times. He believes in me and my abilities. He grants me patience and strength to be who I need to be for those three little blessings He sent my way. He will do the same for you.

Today I hope you know how truly splendid you are. Know that the dirty diapers, bedtime stories, meals prepared and cleaned up, laundry cleaned, hugs and kisses shared, night time feedings, and all the other little things you do as a mother do not go unnoticed. He sees us so clearly friends. He loves us and encourages us because we are doing important work. We are but tools... allowing Him to work through us....

We are Mothers....

And we have work to do.

XO Danielle


  1. What a beautiful post! Even though I am a grandmother, I still feel the mantel of motherhood on my shoulders. Elder Holland is so right, it is worth it, now and throughout the eternities! I love knowing that young mothers are honoring their motherhood and cherishing their families - your family is just beautiful, Danielle, good job!

  2. Really beautifully written! A great post! I am not a mother yet appreciate all my mother did for me, and all the mothers do for their children quietly and out of love. I enjoy all your posts and thank you for taking the time to do this.

  3. my granddaughter has the same dress as your daughter! my two grandchildren live with me - so I have been "mothering" for years and years now! Today I need to deep clean my kitchen, do the laundry, sort and do a stack of paperwork for my at home business (daycare), vacuum, dust, work on my curriculum for next week for my preschool daycare children for my husband who has cancer. It is going to be a busy day, but for now, I am reading some blogs and enjoying a cup of coffee before my own scheduled start time of 10:00 a.m. this morning!

  4. Thanks for the reminder today on how important our jobs as wives and mothers really are. It's easy to fall into the 'poor me' trap, when things get tough some days. Many times we don't see the blessings that are right in front of us every day!

  5. I loved this post and your writing style. Thank you for the encouragement. You're doing a great job, momma!

  6. Beautifully said!! Thank you for this. It's been a very rough day and things have not gone as I had planned then I came across this post and it is definitely something that I needed to hear. You have been divinely inspired. So from one mamma to another...Thank you! You look great btw!!!


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