"Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed."
- Linda Wooten
“Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.”
- Howard W. Hunter
I have such a deep appreciation and admiration for my own mother, who selflessly gave and continues to give me so much. She taught me and helped me become who I am today. Everything I do and am is because of her. She is the one person I go to for wisdom on a daily basis. She is wise beyond her years and has more strength than any other woman I know. She has allowed me to cling to her side throughout the years and has given me wings to find my own path through motherhood. I can still hear her voice as I baking in my kitchen, tiding up around the house, rocking Penelope to sleep, and folding countless pairs of socks. She never gave up on me and continues to cheer me on.
"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The women existed, but the mother, never. A mother is absolutely something new."
I love this new stage of life and hope to flourish in all that it is teaching me. It's rewards and blessings are insurmountable.