"There is no one perfect way to be a good mother...Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children... Some may have to work part-or full-time; some may work at home; some may divide their lives into periods of home and family and work. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else." Elder M. Ru...
1. Take time to always be at the crossroads in the lives of your children. 2. Take time to be a real friend to your children. 3. Take time to read to your children. 4. Take time to pray with your children. 5. Take time to have a meaningful FHE. 6. Take time to be together at mealtimes as often as possible. 7. Take time daily to read the scriptures together as a family. 8. Take time to do things together as a family. 9. Take time to teach your children. 10. Take time to truly love your children.
"I have lived through many wars & have lost everything many times - my husband, my mother & my beloved son. Yet life is beautiful& I have so much to learn & enjoy. I have no space nor time for pessimism & hate. I have had such a beautiful life. Life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature & music are beautiful. Everything we experience is a gift, a present we should cherish & pass on to those we love". Alice Herz Sommer, pianist & survivor of Theresiensta..the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor
“Some of the most heart-wrenching, discouraging events in our lives—from which we long to be set free—are actually designed to prepare us with the very skills and understanding [God] needs us to have. As we draw closer to the Lord and put our total trust in Him, in His power, and in His timing, we can leave our fires of affliction more pure, more refined, and with more skills and understanding.” –Wendy W. Nelson