Mothers are one of those gifts that God has given His children to help us survive this life. Becoming one has always seemed kind of scary to me just because my life would then be all about someone else's happiness and success. It is so much responsibility. Nurturing correctly isn't the simplest thing! And I'm one of those girls that has always seen myself in a long term career- little time for kids. Recently though I've seen a new light when it comes to motherhood. Being able to raise up a child knowing it is yours and your husband's would be such a great experience. Life isn't about how far in my career I can get, it's about MY family. Yes, men have the priesthood. But they do not have the opportunity of being a mom.
"Mother, who willingly made that personal journey into the valley of the shadow of death to give us birth, deserves our undying gratitude. One writer summed up our love for mother when he declared, 'God could not be everywhere, and so He gave us mothers.' "While on the cruel cross of Calvary, suffering intense pain and anguish, Jesus 'saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!' (John 19:26-27.) What a divine example of gratitude and love!"