Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Let every mother realize that she has no greater blessing than the children which have come to her as a gift from the Almighty; that she has no greater mission than to rear them in light and truth, and understanding and love; that she will have no greater happiness than to see them grow into young men and women who respect principles of virtue, who walk free from the stain of immorality and from the shame of delinquency. . . . I remind mothers everywhere of the sanctity of your calling. No other can adequately take your place. No responsibility is greater, no obligation more binding than that you rear in love and peace and integrity those whom you have brought into the world. –Gordon B. Hinckley









I just wanted to take a few minutes and say Happy Mother's Day to all of the women who have touched my life in one way or another. I also want to tell my mom thank you for all of the sacrifices that she made while my brother and I were growing up. She has taught me how to be strong and persevere through the bad times. You never know how hard being a mom is until you become one yourself. So, mom I am sorry for all the times that I made you cry or made you mad. Don't worry though, because I am sure that my day will come when Cooper and Sara make me cry or make me mad. (Which Cooper already does!) Your wish has come true. My kids are just like me. So, my payback is coming! Thank you for always being there for me, especially as I got older. You have been a great help to me and Bryce over the last few years, helping us make our dreams come true. Happy Mother's Day! I love you and miss you!

6 comments:

Chad and Jaycie Cole said...

Happy Mother's Day Jodie. Enjoyed your lesson!

Devon said...

I love that quote! I've never read it before...good stuff! Happy Mother's Day!

Merrianne said...

i love Pres. Hinckley!!!
and i hope you had a Very Happy Mother's day!!!!

Terresa said...

love it -- especially the pict, "even when they're wrong, they're right" -- I'm always telling my oldest daughter (who's name should be "Sassy") the same thing.

Terresa said...

PS: and the Hinckley quote rocks!

VICKI IN AZ said...

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