quotes tagged with 'motherhood'

“The noblest calling in the world is motherhood. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece, or who can write a book that will influence millions, deserve the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will exert influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have decayed or been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God.”
Author: David O. McKay, Source: unknownSaved by kathrynskaggs in prophet women motherhood parenting lds mormon 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"How I love and cherish true motherhood! Nothing beneath the celestial kingdom can surpass my deathless love for the sweet, true, noble, soul who gave me birth—my own, own, mother! O she was good! She was true! She was pure! She was indeed a Saint! A royal daughter of God! To her I owe my very existence as also my success in life, coupled with the favor and mercy of God"

Author: Don Cecil Corbett, Source: Don Cecil Corbett, Mary Fielding Smith, Daughter of Britain [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1966], p.268Saved by ragogoni in motherhood mother celestialkingdom daughtersofgod 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Sisters, I testify that when you stand in front of your heavenly parents in those royal courts on high and look into Her eyes and behold Her countenance, any question you ever had about the role of women in the kingdom will evaporate into the rich celestial air, because at that moment you will see standing directly in front of you, your divine nature and destiny.

Author: Glenn L. Pace, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=12982Saved by richardkmiller in women motherhood woman divinenature heavenlyparents 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"You were not created to be the same as men. Your natural attributes, affections, and personalities are entirely different from these of a man. They consist of faithfulness, benevolence, kindness, and charity. They also balance the more aggressive and competitive nature of man. The business world is competitive and sometimes ruthless. We do not doubt that women have both the brain power and the skills to compete with men. But by competing they must of necessity, become aggressive and competitive. Thus their godly attributes are diminished and they acquire a quality of sameness with man. The conventional wisdom of the day would have you be equal with men. We say, we would not have you descend to that level."

Author: Ezra T. Benson, Source: http://emilyframe.blogspot.com/2010/02/at-home.htmlSaved by charkartch in motherhood woman divine roles 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A home should have a cookie jar for when it is half past three


And children hurry home from school as hungry as can be,


there is nothing quite so splendid in filling children up,


As spicy, fluffy ginger cakes and sweet milk in a cup.


A home should have a mother waiting with a hug,


No matter what a boy brings home---a puppy or a bug,


For children only loiter when the bell rings to dismiss,


If no one is home to greet them with a cookie and a kiss.

Author: unknown, Source: unknownSaved by Cheery in children love motherhood home mothers mothers the working in favorite 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Do not trade your birthright as a mother for some bauble of passing value. Let your first interest be in your home. The baby you hold in your arms will grow quickly as the sunrise and the sunset of the rushing days. I hope that when that occurs you will not be led to exclaim as did King Lear, “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” (King Lear, I, iv, 312). Rather, I hope that you will have every reason to be proud concerning your children, to have love for them, to have faith in them, to see them grow in righteousness and virtue before the Lord, to see them become useful and productive members of society. If with all you have done there is an occasional failure, you can still say, “At least I did the very best of which I was capable. I tried as hard as I knew how. I let nothing stand in the way of my role as a mother.” Failures will be few under such circumstances.

Author: President Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in virtue faith value love motherhood teach righteousness home interest priority 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Recent horrifying events in the United States have underscored the fact that we live in a world of uncertainty. Never has there been a greater need for righteous mothers—mothers who bless their children with a sense of safety, security, and confidence about the future, mothers who teach their children where to find peace and truth and that the power of Jesus Christ is always stronger than the power of the adversary. Every time we build the faith or reinforce the nobility of a young woman or man, every time we love or lead anyone even one small step along the path, we are true to our endowment and calling as mothers and in the process we build the kingdom of God. No woman who understands the gospel would ever think that any other work is more important or would ever say, “I am just a mother,” for mothers heal the souls of men.

Author: Sheri L. Dew, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in truth security safety example peace children love confidence importance motherhood endowment priority lead 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When we understand the magnitude of motherhood, it becomes clear why prophets have been so protective of woman’s most sacred role. While we tend to equate motherhood solely with maternity, in the Lord’s language, the word mother has layers of meaning. Of all the words they could have chosen to define her role and her essence, both God the Father and Adam called Eve “the mother of all living”—and they did so before she ever bore a child. Like Eve, our motherhood began before we were born. Just as worthy men were foreordained to hold the priesthood in mortality, righteous women were endowed premortally with the privilege of motherhood. Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women. It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature, and the unique traits our Father gave us

Author: Sheri L. Dew, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in nature motherhood identity foreordained eve maternity stature 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"No teaching is equal, more spiritually rewarding, or more exalting than that of a mother teaching her children."
Author: President Boyd K. Packer, Source: Ensign, Feb. 2000, 16 Saved by dyejo in teaching motherhood 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The greatest lessons I have learned about the enabling power have come from the quiet example of my wife in our own home. I watched her persevere through intense and continuous morning sickness and vomiting during each of her three pregnancies. She literally was sick all day every day for eight months with each pregnancy. That challenge was never removed from her. But together we prayed that she would be strengthened, and she indeed was blessed through the enabling power of the Atonement to do physically what in her own power she could not do. Sister Bednar is a remarkably capable and competent woman, and over the years I have seen how she has been magnified to handle the mocking and scorn that come from a secular society when a Latter-day Saint woman heeds prophetic counsel and makes the family and home and the nurturing of children her highest priorities. In today's world a righteous woman and mother in Zion will need both priesthood support and the enabling power of the Atonement. I thank and pay tribute to Susan for helping me to learn such invaluable lessons.
Author: DAVID A. BEDNAR, Source: "In the Strength of the Lord", http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/...Saved by mlsscaress in strength motherhood family circumstance prayer atonement priority perserverance enable pregnancy 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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