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In honor of Mothers

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Although we may not all be mothers, we each have a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a sister, a daughter or a friend in our lives who deserves to be appreciated and honored.

I love this quote from Elder Russel M. Nelson,
“During my professional career as a doctor of medicine, I was occasionally asked why I chose to do that difficult work. I responded with my opinion that the highest and noblest work in this life is that of a mother. Since that option was not available to me, I thought that caring for the sick might come close. I tried to care for my patients as compassionately and competently as Mother cared for me.
Many years ago the First Presidency issued a statement that has had a profound and lasting influence upon me. “Motherhood,” they wrote, “is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels.”
Russell M. Nelson, “Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women,” Ensign, May 1999, 38

Being a mother is definitely hard, but it is also so very important and rewarding!
Here are a few other favorite talks from our church leaders on motherhood for your reading pleasure:

Your Greatest Challenge, Mother Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2000
Because She is a Mother Jeffrey R. Holland, April 1997
Daughters of God Elder M. Russell Ballard, April 2008
Mothers Who Know Julie B. Beck, October 2007