Sunday, May 11, 2008

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Hope all YOU mothers are having a GOOD day!!! Sometimes I feel like I over-hype this day & my kids still quarrel a little (ok the normal amount) and I have to strongly urge them to stop playing around & get ready for early morning church, but in the end, my kids all shower me with sweet homemade & store-bought cards, lots of hugs & kisses and TONS of "I Love You's"!!

Today at church, they had men (who weren't already teaching) volunteer to help out with the classes taught by women, so that all the ladies could go to the adult classes. Ben taught my class for me. {Thank you Honey!!}

Oh and the kids in Primary filled out a little questionnaire about their Moms. Apparently, my kids aren't quite sure if I'm 32 or 23. {a little hint - neither one is right, but one is close} They all knew my eyes are brown, 3 guessed red is my fave color, but Felicia guessed pink. {they're both right} They all love my cooking and love spending time with me! YAY!! Guess I'm doing something right. :)

Sunday School was good & Relief Society was AWESOME!! As we walked into Relief Society (class for ladies 18+), we received HUGE muffins (the kind you get from Sam's Club). I got the chocolate/choc chip one. Mmmm! The whole room full of wonderful ladies and an incredibe lesson - all about being women & moms! A few people also told us about a mom or aunt or grandma who influenced or touched their lives in some way. Lots of inspiring quotes & stories! I was teary-eyed for part of it.

Here's a few of the quotes that I got from class:

"I felt humbled...but I also felt great joy."

"Children...pearls of great price."

"Example...stronger than words."

"When troubles come...and they will!
When challenges mount...and they will!"

"I learned that day that my self-esteem could not be dependent on my children."
{this was from a funny story about a mom asking her grumpy son to name 3 things that he likes about his mom. He came up with 2 easily but 3 was hard. ha ha}

"...blissfully normal!"
{this was about how sometimes we look at other people at their best & compare them to ourselves at our worst. In a story, a few ladies had chatted after church and actually realized that they are all normal}

"I'm glad Sister Nelson has not tried to be a "supermom."
But she has been a "soothing" mom.
This she has done simply by being herself."
-Elder Russell M. Nelson

"To My Children"
You are the trip I did not take;
You are the pearls I cannot buy;
You are my blue Italian lake;
You are my piece of foreign sky.
- Anne Campbell
"To be a righteous woman is a glorious thing in any age. To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially n oble calling. The righteous woman's strength & influence today can be tenfold what it might be in more tranquil times. She has been placed here to help enrich, to protect, and to guard the home."
- President Spencer W. Kimball


"Each of you is a daughter of God. Reflect on all the wondrous meaning of that one paramount fact. He who is our Eternal Father has blessed you with miraculous powers of mind & body. What marvelous potential lies within you. By divine design, women are blessed with nurturing instincts."
-President Gordon B. Hinckley


All I can say is WOW! Can you see why I might have had a tear or two? The women in our ward are truly inspiring & amazing & blissfully normal! I love all of them! Thanks ladies for this wonderful lesson & words of wisdom!
I enjoy being a MOM (most days anyway)! I LOVE & CHERISH all of our kids. I couldn't imagine my life without any of them! They bring life (and chaos) to the house! I wouldn't want it any other way {well maybe a little more peaceful on some days, but hey, I'm not complaining}! I'm grateful that I'm blessed with 4 wonderful children! {Ben took a few pics of us after church, one of them has to turn out, so I'll post them later}

I want to add that I LOVE & really appreciate my MOM and Mother-in-law. My Mom has always been there for me no matter what!! She's the BESTEST MOM in the whole WORLD!!! Thank you for being my Mom & my Best Friend!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

3 comments:

carrie & troy keiser said...

What a great post! Sounds like a wonderful day! We had a really good sacrament meeting. I wish our ward had given the moms the day off, but not this year.. Oh well! :)

Crazymamaof6 said...

thanks for sharing this. all great thoughts. our lesson? LAME. well decent lesson but not on mothers or motherhood. glad you had a great day. even if they squabble.

tammy said...

Wow, what wonderful quotes! Thanks for posting them. We didn't have a lesson on Mothers either. I was kind of glad at the time, but now I'm wishing I was at your ward.