I spoke on the phone with my big sister yesterday. We of course talked about babies and motherhood- the hot topic of conversation between my sisters and me. My sister has four beautiful girls. (Seriously beautiful girls.) We shared experiences and she showered her wisdom and motherly expertise upon me. She loves being a mother, and she especially loves raising four girls. What a calling! Four daughters! We spoke about womanhood and femininity.
Isn't it nice to be a girl?
It is a noble calling to be a mother. We have such an important job. Much personal evaluation goes on in my head and prayers every day. I try to make adjustments and improvements to see that I am raising my daughter the way that she deserves to be raised. At stake conference on Saturday night the thought crossed my mind,
"If I died today could I stand before my maker and say that I had raised Ellie the way He would have wanted me to?"
I know that I was created to be a mother. I know that I was created to be a woman that is kind, nurturing, and loving. I know that I was created to reach out to others.
I hope more than anything, when all is said and done and Ellie Layne leaves my home to venture out into the wide world on her own, I pray that she desires to be a mother. Motherhood encompasses all that is lovely about womanhood. It is the crowning jewel of being a lady.
I am so honored to be a woman, to be a mother, and to have daughter all my own. We will strive to continue the legacy our remarkable ancestors left for us.