Happy Mothers Day to all those that I love! You are wonderful examples to me. I am grateful to my mom. She is a wonderful lady who is so talented. :) I am also so grateful to my wonderful Mom-in-law. She has been such an example of friendship to me. Heavenly Father knew that I need both my moms! Love you both so much.
I have been reading many of the teaching of our leaders and came across these words by James E. Faust and wanted share it. I know it is a little long, but I felt that it so applied to all of us women who are striving so hard to do what is right. He said:
"I wonder if you sisters fully understand the greatness of your gifts and talents and how all of you can achieve the 'highest place of honor' in the Church and in the world. One of your unique, precious, and sublime gifts is your femininity, with its natural grace, goodness, and divinity. Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. It is manifest differently in each girl or woman, but each of you possesses it. Femininity is part of your inner beauty.
"One of your particular gifts is your feminine intuition. Do not limit yourselves. As you seek to know the will of our Heavenly Father in your life and become more spiritual, you will be far more attractive, even irresistible. You can use your smiling loveliness to bless those you love and all you meet, and spread great joy. Femininity is part of the God-given divinity within each of you. It is your incomparable power and influence to do good. You can, through your supernal gifts, bless the lives of children, women, and men. Be proud of your womanhood. Enhance it. Use it to serve others."
We are divine daughters of our Heavenly Father. It is my prayer that on this Mothers Day, as we struggle with the everyday, that we will be able to remember our God given divinity and embrace what it means for each of us to be a mother!