Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Mothers...

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' The true strength that is America's, the true strength of any nation, lies in those qualities of character that have been acquired for the most part by children taught in the quiet, simple, everyday manner of mothers. What Jean Paul Richter once declared of fathers is even more true of mothers -- and I paraphrase it just a little to make the point -- "What a mother says to her children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity." '

-President Gordon B. Hinckley


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I was reading in a book of quotes by Gordon B. Hinckley that April & Dave gave me for my birthday and I came across this quote today. I loved it, so I thought I would share it. When I hear things like this, I am even more grateful to be a stay at home mom, and it also makes me realize just how important we are in the lives of our children... everyday. I LOVE being a mother. There is nothing else I would ever rather be doing than this.

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He is a treasured gift in my life.

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7 comments:

Karey said...

Nice quote, nice picture.

Teresa Higginson said...

Pretty powerful quote and cute picture!

seesalou said...

awesome quote. cute picture. motherhood is undervalued in today's society. so let's hold up our title as a banner, us MOTHERS!

Kristi said...

Go...MOTHERS! I love that quote.

mudderandfodder said...

Thanks Leslie, that is a beautiful picture of you and AJ. President Hinckley always says everything so well. What will we do when he is gone. I am grateful to be the mother of all my children and their spouses. Love, MOM H.

Joann said...

I love your blog! You always have the best pictures! Thanks for the quote and for helping me set up my "Unglamorous" blogspot!

Melinda said...

Such a sweet picture! Thank you for sharing. I love being a mother, too.