Motherhood. Most of the authors of this blog are young/new mothers trying to figure it all out. As we progress down the road with our families, it can be discouraging or lonely. It is so easy to forget the blessings and joys when one is sleep deprived and dealing with a fussy child. As I have been dealing with my own inadequacies as of late, I came across a quote by Neal A. Maxwell. He said:
"We salute you, sisters, for the joy that is yours as you rejoice in a baby’s first smile and as you listen with eager ear to a child’s first day at school which bespeaks a special selflessness. Women, more quickly than others, will understand the possible dangers when the word self is militantly placed before other words like fulfillment. You rock a sobbing child without wondering if today’s world is passing you by, because you know you hold tomorrow tightly in your arms.”
Just a little reminder as to why we sacrifice so much so willingly. Just in case you forget for even a moment.