Monday, May 13, 2013

She Understood Who She Was And Whose She Was

She understood who she was and whose she was—a daughter of God.

This quote comes from a talk given by Elaine S. Dalton at the 2013 General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  You can find the entire talk HERE.  Some of my favorite parts of the talk are:

"As daughters of God we are each unique and different in our circumstances and experiences. And yet our part matters—because we matter. Our daily contributions of nurturing, teaching, and caring for others may seem mundane, diminished, difficult, and demeaning at times, and yet as we remember that first line in the Young Women theme—“We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us”—it will make all the difference in our relationships and our responses."

Of women and mothers, President Gordon B. Hinckley once said:
“We must never lose sight of the strength of the women. … It is mothers who most directly affect the lives of their children. … It is mothers who nurture them and bring them up in the ways of the Lord. Their influence is paramount."

As a way to honor the mothers in our church (both those who have raised or are raising children and those who act as mothers by teaching, helping and loving children), we made these plaques and paired it with what every women loves best - chocolate.

The youth and primary aged kids handed these out along with a carnation to each of the women in attendance at church on Mother's Day.   It was so cute and the women were so appreciative of this gift.

It's great to be reminded of how important our role is as mothers and daughters of a Heavenly Father.  Sometimes we forget this as our days can be filled with messy diapers, sticky floors and sibling rivalry.  We must always remember the work we are doing in raising our children is the most important work there is.

I hope you all had a great Mother's Day.

Thanks for stopping by,