“I have come to realize that a mother’s work is the Lord’s work. As a mother, I am not just a co-creator with Him as I help these children grow within my body; I am a co-creator with Him as I help these children learn to walk their own path and become the people He wants them to be. … Motherhood isn’t easy, but it is worth it. Many times I have looked around and said to myself, ‘For this I went to college?’ and then I think of the promise made to mothers by Jeffrey R. Holland: ‘Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be magnified, compensated, made more than you are and better than you have ever been.’” ~ Shauna Bird Dunn
Motherhood is worth it. It truly is the most noble calling a woman could hold, but that certainly doesn’t mean it isn’t fraught with challenges. Motherhood is hard work, it is extremely hard work, often times it is grueling work. It takes countless hours of sacrificing and selfless service, but at least along the way mothers are also blessed and refueled with tiny snippets of pure joy as they see their precious little ones grow, learn and love in return.
I hope everyone who is a mother, and everyone who longs to be a mother, has a very happy and wonderful Mother’s Day.
Happy Mother’s Day!