My mom and I at a wedding reception where I was the flower girlThis past week I have been thinking a lot about Mothers Day and what makes a good mother. I decided to make it a part of my study and I learned A LOT! Over the years I have formulated many "parenting philosophies" that I think will help me be the perfect mom. What I have realized is that while it is good to plan and to think about various situations and how you would handle them, there is not a single way to be a perfect mom. Elder Ballard said it best when he stated, ""There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family. Many are able to be “full-time moms,” at least during the most formative years of their children’s lives, and many others would like to be. Some may have to work part-or full-time; some may work at home; some may divide their lives into periods of home and family and work. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else."
|My mom, sister and grandparents at Yellowstone. My mom and Grandma|
are 2 of the best mothers I know.