Becoming a GREAT Mother

January 12th, 2010 in About Me

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and we all gather for a bi-annual world conference as a church in April and October, where we  listen to instruction from our Church leaders in five four hour sessions.  (They televise it and you can also go in person.)

The beautiful messages they give carry me for months. They teach me how to be a better mother and a daughter of God. There are two talks in particular that I think about weekly.  These give me the strength I need to be strong.  And as a mother, I need it. I love being a mother but I need strength to be a GREAT mother.

The first talk is by Elder David A. Bednar where he spoke about being More Diligent and Concerned at Home. You can read the entire talk here. These are the parts I re-read throughout the weeks, months and (I know one day) years.  This is what helps me remember why I am here.

Express Love & Show It

Bear Testimony & Live It

Be Consistent

He says, “As we seek the Lord’s help and in His strength, we can gradually reduce the disparity between what we say and what we do, between expressing love and consistently showing it, and between bearing testimony and steadfastly living it. We can become more diligent and concerned at home as we are more faithful in learning, living, and loving the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.”

The second talk, Women Who Know, is by Julie B. Beck who spoke these strong words so beautifully. Her words keep me focused on what I am striving for.  You can read the whole talk here.

Mothers Who Know Bear Children.
Mothers Who Know Honor Sacred Ordinances and Covenants.
Mothers Who Know Are Nurturers.
Mothers Who Know Are Teachers.
Mothers Who Know Do Less.
Mothers Who Know Stand Strong and Immovable.
She says, “Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all. Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world. Their goal is to prepare future fathers and mothers who will be builders of the Lord’s kingdom for the next 50 years. That is influence; that is power.”
Aren’t those beautiful messages?
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