Friday, February 6, 2009

Motherhood Moments

Though I'm not quite a mom yet, I found this quote very inspiring.

"What can . . . young mother[s] [do] . . . to reduce the pressure [of raising young children] and enjoy [their families] more? . . . "Recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction. "Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: 'The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less' (Loud and Clear [1004], 10-11)."

M. Russell Ballard, "Daughters of God," Ensign, May 2008, 109


  1. I find this to be true. So sometimes I'll just leave everything in all it's chaos and just sit with them and play. Interesting quotes.

  2. Thanks for the reminder...I really needed it...Zeke is sick and it makes me wish the days would just past but I really need to learn to live in the moment better :)

  3. i always need a good reminder. thanks. this sounds cheesy, but always looking for the better in our kids helps me love them that much more.

  4. do you get the gems things from i just read that one last night. i like it. i saved it.

  5. That is so true comming from someone who's children are grown. Also congrats on the baby &thanks for commentd on our new blog


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