Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Better Mother

You're the BEST!

I share this little story on what I hope is a Happy Mother's Day for you. Being a mother is certainly the hardest job ever and yet brings the greatest rewards.

Over the years as things have gone awry in my home for one reason or another, I find myself in the quiet of my room disturbed and crying; thinking somehow I must be a terrible mother, no doubt the infamous - worst mother in the world ever. But in spite of problems, I have always moved forward, pressed on, prayed, and hoped for the best.

A tender mercy has distilled upon me from heaven (April 11, 2010 to be exact). I'm always amazed and grateful for such blessings. I didn't even ask for it. I wasn't looking for it. And yet it came one Sunday morning, very, very quiet and very, very still. Really it had come during the aftermath of some recent turmoil and family concern. Again, during those times I'm always questioning myself, wondering if I had done and said the right thing. I'm in constant check, making sure my heart is in the right place and wondering, "Am I doing as Jesus would have me do?"

The Spirit whispered as I readied myself for church, "You're a better mother than you think you are." I paused. Can you imagine the peace that filled my heart, knowing full well from where this quiet declaration came. With my new found affirmation I savored each word, "YOU'RE A BETTER MOTHER THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE!" I took a deep breath of relief with quiet happiness and satisfaction. Again, the gift of the Holy Ghost has brought me comfort and I continue to move forward, press on, pray, and hope with even greater confidence, happiness, and peace.

"When things go wrong in our lives, it is easy to lose all sense of perspective. We forget our divine inheritance, when we should remember that we come from heavenly parents who love us. We are impatient for instant solutions, when often it is the passage of time that will allow things to work out. We ignore or downplay our strengths and abilities, just at the time we should be recognizing and applying them."

"You're a better mother
than you think you are."


  1. You're also a wonderful sister...Happy Mother's Day.

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  3. I've always know how GREAT a mother you are, and have been. You have applied yourself with aplomb and grace to the most difficult job ever conceived. I marvel at the depth of insight your share everyday. You're heart has always been pure. I'm a better person just by association, let along having the privilege of calling you my sister. Thanks for loving and sharing your life with me.

    Love you Moth!

    Happy Mother's Day!