I share this for two reasons, first, because I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who could use a little perspective when it comes to the endless cleaning mommy-hood so often demands, but secondly, and more importantly, because if there is an element of your motherhood that you struggle with, that you need a greater understanding of, I testify the Lord is willing to teach you, as you go to Him for the answers.
She continues: “Mothers literally make room in their bodies to nurture an unborn baby—and hopefully a place in their hearts as they raise them—but nurturing is not limited to bearing children. Eve was called a “mother” before she had children. I believe that “to mother” means “to give life.” Think of the many ways you give life. It could mean giving emotional life to the hopeless or spiritual life to the doubter. With the help of the Holy Ghost, we can create an emotionally healing place for the discriminated against, the rejected, and the stranger. In these tender yet powerful ways, we build the kingdom of God. Sisters, all of us came to earth with these life-giving, nurturing, maternal gifts because that is God’s plan.”