Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

Congratulations to my sweet sister who got her first daughter for Mother's Day! Four boys and a girl... finally!

And some tender, heartwarming words of inspiration from Elder Jeffery R. Holland to help us all remember the sanctity and challenge of the mothers' task:
(I highlighted some of my favorite parts!)
"You can’t possibly do this alone, but you do have help. The Master of Heaven and Earth is there to bless you—He who resolutely goes after the lost sheep, sweeps thoroughly to find the lost coin, waits everlastingly for the return of the prodigal son. Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be magnified, compensated, made more than you are and better than you have ever been as you try to make honest effort, however feeble you may sometimes feel that to be.

Remember, remember all the days of your motherhood: “Ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save.” Rely on Him. Rely on Him heavily. Rely on Him forever. And “press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope.”

You are doing God’s work. You are doing it wonderfully well. He is blessing you and He will bless you, even—no, especially—when your days and your nights may be the most challenging. Like the woman who anonymously, meekly, perhaps even with hesitation and some embarrassment, fought her way through the crowd just to touch the hem of the Master’s garment, so Christ will say to the women who worry and wonder and sometimes weep over their responsibility as mothers, 'Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.' And it will make your children whole as well."


Jody said...

I love this!

And we're excited for Jen - it's about time!

We drove right by your house a week ago on our way home from Utah. I wanted to stop but I didn't have a number to call you, Braden was having major bowel issues and Halle had just thrown up. So Kevin made an executive decision to spare you. But next time we go home through Ogden we'll have to call and get together.

Candace and Brian said...

Thanks for those comments. LOVE the pic of the kids up top. So glad Krew is okay. That scared me and made me want to climb in the cribs too!

Allyson said...

love, love, love the new picture! They are all adorable!

vvjenks said...

What a wonderful tribute to Jen and to mothers. You are a wonderful mom and wonderful wife--Heavenly Father is so proud of you and so are we!