Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Motherhood

"You have nothing in this world more precious than your children. When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out ... Do not trade your birthright as a mother for some bauble of passing value ... The baby you hold in your arms will grow quickly as the sunrise and the sunset of the rushing days." President Gordon B. Hinckley

5 comments:

Lisa C said...

Love it. I was thinking lately of all the "finding myself" I did as a young adult, but, truth is, I didn't find anything of substance until I became a mother.

The Blakeney's said...

beautiful.
thank you for that.

Jewels said...

what a wonderful quote. I love the 'don't trade your BIRTHRIGHT for some passing BAUBLE' - really lays it out there. thanks for posting that.

Jessie said...

Great uplifting quote for the day! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

It was uplifting. Sometimes I wonder why it so hard to be a mother and then I remember that it needs to be hard so when we are old and sitting around pondering we will know we have earned it. I love your blog. I check it regularly. Have a great move, we'll miss you at book club!

Catherine