My favorite job.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

This past weekend I was blessed to hear some very wonderful and inspiring messages during the Women's Conference, which is put on by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for all women and girls ages 8 and up. One of the things that stuck out most to me during one of the talks given was the following quote:

"We eagerly teach our children to aim high in this life. We want to make sure that our daughters know that they have the potential to achieve and be whatever they can imagine. We hope they will love learning, be educated, talented and maybe even become the next Marie Curie or Eliza R. Snow. Do we also teach our sons and daughters there is no greater honor, no more elevated title, and no more important role in this life than that of mother or father? I would hope that as we encourage our children to reach for the very best in this life that we also teach them to honor and exalt the roles that mothers and fathers play in Heavenly Father’s plan."




I am so grateful for the education I have received, the training and education I am currently receiving, AND the many more things I aspire to learn more about in this life. I find it vital for girls and women to become educated and I take pride in the fact that there are just as many girls/women graduating from college and getting advanced degrees as there are men and in some circumstances, the females are outnumbering the males in these endeavors. I do not doubt that this is something my children will learn from my example. However, will they learn from my example that my most favorite job, biggest responsibility, greatest passion, love and endeavor is their health and well-being? Will they see just how important my family is to me as I sweep the floor multiple times a day (since I don't like the feeling of the crumbs on my bare feet), wipe their tiny, cute, snotty noses, get up with them in the late hours of the night to comfort and nourish their bodies and souls and pray my guts out just about everyday for help to raise them right? I firmly believe that they will, in some way or another see my love for them through my acts of service to them, but the quote that I have shared really struck a chord with me. It made me realize that my husband and each of my children need to know without a doubt how much I love and care for them and that my thoughts, actions, intentions and who I am as a person needs to show that.

I love my chosen career and the aspirations I have to further it. But I also love being a mom to this sweet little girl of mine and the little ones that are yet to join our family, as well as the man that stands by my side and loves, supports and encourages me in all that I do. 

My most favorite job position and title is that of being a mother.There won't be any raises or bonuses in this career. There won't be as many "job well done" chats with my boss and there won't be anyone to vote for me as employee of the month. But what I have learned thus far being a mom and the changes I have gone through to try and be a better mom each new day is priceless.

4 comments:

  1. I just reeeally love your posts. You are such a great writer, and so uplifting! Thank you!

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    1. Awe, thanks Victoria! I really love what you have to say too. :)

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  2. Well said April! I completely agree!

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    1. Thanks Lacey! You're a good mom role model for me, in case you were wondering. :)

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