I can’t stop thinking about February’s Visiting Teaching Message. My VT (who I love very much) had come early in the month. We had a wonderful discussion, as always, and enjoyed discussing our role as women and mothers. My vt partner was enjoying a vacation with her family for a few weeks, so we went to visit our ladies just last week. A nice way to think about the invaluable message all month long.
My favorite part of the message was the quote from Sister Julie Beck:
“I have a testimony gained from pondering and studying the scriptures of a plan of happiness given to us by our Father in Heaven. That plan has a part for His daughters. We have the female half to take care of, and if we don’t do our part, no one else is going to do it for us. The half of our Father’s plan that creates life, that nurtures souls, that promotes growth, that influences everything else was given to us. We can’t delegate it. We can’t pass it off to anyone. It’s ours. We can refuse it, we can deny it, but it’s still our part, and we’re accountable for it. There will come a day when we will all remember what we knew before we were born. We will remember that we fought in a great conflict for this privilege. How do we meet this responsibility? We daily put our energies into the work that is uniquely ours to do.”
My favorite statements about our roles in motherhood:
- we can’t delegate it
- nor pass it off to anyone
- it is ours
- we can refuse it, and deny it, but it is still our part
- we’re accountable for it
- we fought for the privilege to be mothers
As I read it to the designer, we were moved by the same statements, and reminded ourselves of the choices we have made, and the impacts these decisions have made on our children, and will make within our eternal family. Yes, it’s nice to be different, but even nicer to agree on things that are so important. 🙂
It resonates with my past ponderings on Becoming a Mother who Knows, and I love the constant reminder, guidance, and strength, that helps me rededicate myself to motherhood…such an incredible calling and journey!