Motherhood has been the utmost refining life change I could’ve asked for. As I reflect back on the moment I became a mother for the first time, I realized that my purpose in this life was ever more essential. Our eldest daughter, Ella was born on Father’s Day. Seeing the silent joy as my husband laid eyes on our beautiful daughter gave me such a feeling of overwhelming joy and gratitude. He reminded me that there is more to this life then climbing up the corporate ladder and chasing after the never ending dream of a extravagant lifestyle. Becoming a mother, a nurturer, a soother, and a teacher is the most humbling journey I have been honored with. Each day comes with the unexpected and oh how my patience has been tested and grown. As my husband and I commenced into parenthood, I ask myself each day, how will I better myself as a mother and wife? In our household someone is always singing, whether it be a nursing rhyme, a Frozen sing-along, a made-up song =P (I enjoy these very much) or most of the time an LDS children’s song. One night both our eldest age 3 and age 4 were were singing “I am a Child of God” and oh how sweet and yet powerful this song is to me. We are all the Lord’s children and we all have the free agency to choose and listen to our hearts and live a virtuous life. I have no doubt that my role as a mother is essential for my personal and spiritual growth. This has enabled me to fine tune my time-management, organizational skills and most importantly my ability to nurture and love unconditionally. Before becoming a mother, I seemed to have a long to-do list of what’s next. I love this LDS Living article “Mothering One Moment at a Time” it speaks to me and reminded me that although it’s nice to get to “that point,” I must not get ahead of myself (I tend to do that a lot), I must enjoy and cherish the “now.” Those “little” moments of playing that game or reading a book to your little seedlings make a WORLD of a difference to them. May we all learn to enjoy the little moments whenever possible. May we teach our children to be righteous, virtuous and reverent in all they may do. Mothering is vital to the future success of their offspring. The family proclamation says that “successful marriage and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. I am so proud to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ I am so glad I decided to start this blog, it has been quite exhilarating and humbling at the same time.
Here are ways to keep your day GREAT:
- Be of good CHEER
- Work hard
- Go to bed early and wake up early (I am working on the first part :|)
- Prepare yourself (write ideas down, make lists,organize your thoughts)
- Love & encourage and support one another ❤
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What are some ways that help you become a better mother? If you are not a mother yet, what do you look forward to when becoming a mother?