A little venting is in order today.....but I have to get some things out.
I am seriously hurt when I see people I know and love purposely turn their backs on trying their hardest to be good mothers. I guess it is the time and age we live in.
Have you heard the quote..."As the family goes, so goes the whole nation and whole world." --Pope John Paul II
How about this one..."As the MOTHER goes, so goes the family"
Try as we might, we cannot separate ourselves from our divine, sacred role of mothers. We are mothers. Always. Everyday. No Matter What. We set the tone for our families and lead our families according to our examples. The family follows our lead, both the spoken and unspoken.
Motherhood is NOT the time to sow our wild un-sown oats from our teenage-hood. We are not teenagers living in motherly bodies. It was time to give all that up a long time ago. We Are Mothers.
We need to stop this mentality that is from the adversary meant and devised only to weaken mothers and eventually destroy the family, that it is OUR turn for everything. That is such a needy and selfish way of thinking. It upsets the balance of the family. As we are going out having "our turn", who is doing our role in the home? Well, the children and husband are. They are at home waiting for their wife and mother to be done doing "their thing". This "having our turn" doesn't even strengthen us, like it promises to do. It just emotionally detaches us from our sacred role as mothers and wives.
It is not our turn, it is the Savior's turn. Not ours. Everything we do and are, needs to be what He would do and what He is. We take His place in the home. We are the healers and the nurtures. Just as everything HE did was about the Father, everything we do needs to be about the Savior.
We need to be the example of leading ourselves and our children to Christ.
Here is a great Mormon Message about Men's (and women's) heart failing them,
and that what we need is