Friday, April 16, 2010

Motherhood

Today I got to speak to a dear friend of mine for a very long time. What did we talk about? Mostly the experiences of Motherhood. Even though our kids are at different ages, we could still relate to a lot of things. I am amazed at the emotions that come with Motherhood, they are so strong. That's what my post last night talked about. Did we solve the world problems today after that lengthy conversation? No, but we did listen, and give love and support to one another, that is true friendship. That's what we need to do more of with each other.

I am reading a book about a lady who is a great example of motherhood, and here are a few quotes that are mentioned in the book.      GLIMPSES INTO THE LIFE AND HEART OF MARJORIE PAY HINCKLEY

Jewish women have a wonderful way of bidding each other good-bye. They say, "Have joy in your children." And so I say to you, " Have joy in  your mothering," whether you are the mother, the aunt, the grandmother, the next door neighbor. We all have the opportunity to be an influence for good.

Children rise higher when they are treated with respect. Use courteous and respectful language when you talk with one another.

A world-famous child psychologist, Bruno Bettelheim, said at the age of eighty-four, "You can't teach children to be good. The best you can do for your child is to live a good life yourself. What a parent knows and believes, the child will lean on."

My mother taught me some basic philosophies of rearing children. One is that you have to trust children. I tried hard never to say "no" if I could possibly say "yes." I think that worked well because it gave my children the feeling that I trusted them and they were responsible to do the best they could.

What a sweet example of motherhood this lady was to me. She was the lifeline between all the members of the family. That is amazing, yes motherhood, sisterhood, and even aunthood ( Not sure that is a word? )  isn't easy but... it is vital to the next generations. We must take a hard look at our lives and ask " WHAT TYPE OF A LEGACY AM I LEAVING FOR MY CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN,COUSINS, NIECES, NEPHEWS, BROTHERS, SISTERS AND MY FRIENDS?

Amy and Jenny 

"The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. 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 deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after painting shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give."           David O. McKay

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