Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

“Motherhood,” they wrote, “is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels.” (Next to the Angels, Elder Russell M. Nelson, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles)

I am so grateful to be able to be a mother!!! Though some days I think what did I do to myself. I really think it is like holding a mirror in front of yourself and you see all of the good, bad and the ugly habits you have. The thing I love is that they love me unconditionally. They make me smile and sometimes they make me want to pull my hair out and run out the door screaming. It has been a big learning experience for me and I have grown in ways I never could have without being a mother. To me mother = self-less love and sometimes I just feel like being selfish. What I can't believe is that they truly are a piece of your heart that is walking around and you have no control, you either suffer or feel elated at mistakes or victories. I look back at my own mother who did it all by herself I can't believe how hard she must have worked. I am very grateful that Heavenly Father allowed me to be the Shepperd of these beautiful souls and I pray everyday that I will be their ANGEL and not mess them up too bad. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL!!!


Mark said...

Happy Mother's day to you, Shannon. You're kids are wonderful and we love your family.

Alanna said...

What a great picture of you and your kids. I loved reading what you wrote as well. I think you're one of the best moms that I know. Your kids are so lucky to have you. Have a great week.