Sunday, March 20, 2011

Look to your mother.

"...with all my heart I urge you not to look to contemporary culture for your role models and mentors. Please look to your faithful mothers for a pattern to follow. Model yourselves after them, not after celebrities whose standards are not the Lord’s standards and whose values may not reflect an eternal perspective. Look to your mother. Learn from her strengths, her courage, and her faithfulness. Listen to her. She may not be a whiz at texting; she may not even have a Facebook page. But when it comes to matters of the heart and the things of the Lord, she has a wealth of knowledge. As you approach the time for marriage and young motherhood, she will be your greatest source of wisdom. No other person on earth loves you in the same way or is willing to sacrifice as much to encourage you and help you find happiness—in this life and forever. Love your mother, my young sisters. Respect her. Listen to her. Trust her. She has your best interests at heart. She cares about your eternal safety and happiness. So be kind to her.

A mother-daughter relationship is where a daughter learns how to nurture by being nurtured. She is loved. She is taught and experiences firsthand what it feels like to have someone care about her enough to correct her while continuing to encourage and believe in her at the same time."

-M. Russell Ballard

full article here


Tina said...

This article really touched my heart tonight. Thank you for posting it. Our mothers and grandmothers are our greatest teachers. We need to cherish the time we have with them, before it is too late!

Chaleese said...

Sarah, I LOVED this!! Thanks you for posting it my dear..I love you too!

Megan said...

I honestly JUST read this talk the other day. Loved it :)

Principles of Freedom forum said...

This is so beautiful, Sarah. Thank you for sharing it. I sent it to Sharelle and her new little Russell. Your children are so blessed to have you! You are a wonderful example to so many. Love you!

Lisa said...

This is a really wonderful article and so true!

I stumbled across your blog while looking for kid's Easter crafts and your darling jelly bean bracelets came up. They are the cutest things ever! I hope you don't mind but I featured them on my blog, kidsloveholidays.blogspot (which is brand spankin' new). I hope lotsa people see them because they're so dang cute!