Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You are Magnificent!

My favorite line from this newest Mormon Message: "...trying to be and wanting to be the mother God hopes she will be." I've come back and watch this video a few times lately...when Jeffrey R Holland calls Mothers "magnificent" ... it recharges my batteries just a bit!



Motherhood is so dang hard...especially in the day-to-day, overwhelming scheme of things. I feel like I get most in need of a 'break' when I start looking for outside sources to calm that inside restlessness. And I do take that break...I make sure I give myself something to look forward to once a week....it makes such a big difference! But I have to be careful and make sure that one thing is enough, even if its as small as going to Target for diapers or having friends over to craft! And not to let myself think it's not enough. I chose to be a mother to my children...this is my calling in life.
I have my days where I wish I could be somebody 'special'...have an awesome career or a talent people ooo'd and ahhh'd over. But my kids think I'm somebody special, so they are my career...and my talent is not thinking I'm losing my identity because of them, but creating a better identity with them.
It's enough.

6 comments:

Bell Family Blog said...

Thanks for sharing this Sarah! I so needed this today! It's been one of those days where I tried to be a good mom and take the girls to story time and then out for lunch and ice cream before we had to run a couple of errands. But by then end I was at my wits end and yelling at my kids and I hate it when I get like that cuz I feel so guilty right after. This clip is very inspiring :)

Krista said...

AMEN!! I saw this clip the other day as well and it's awesome!! I have felt really down as well. Maybe it's because three feels too overwhelming to go to the store with or they just wear you down more but you do need to recharge! We need to keep reminding ourselves of this:) Thanks for the reminder!

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Shannon said...

What a great message! It's so easy to forget what a blessing kids are when they are driving you batty. I will freely admit I am guilty of this! I have to remind myself how much I love them and it makes the hard times easier.

It's funny you said that about your talent (or supposed lack thereof) because I think you are amazing! You make me oooh and aaaah over everything you do. You are one of the most creative people I know and I look to you for inspiration all the time!

Jenny said...

Wow, I love what you said most Sarah. Kind of shot me in the heart just now as I read it. You're a good example to me.

Jenni said...

So what I needed. And it wasn't even a bad day or anything, just a reminder to try a little harder and search a little more to be what He wants me to be and teach the things that He wants me to teach.