I couldn’t resist sharing this mothers who know talk and information with you. It has touched my life in more ways than one…
Mothers who know do less to be more to those who matter most. These words and many more have encouraged me to become the best mother I can be.
I absolutely adore the mothers who know talk given by Julie B. Beck in the October 2007 LDS General Conference. For me, it came at a time long before I even had kids so it didn’t mean the same to me then as it does now.Since becoming a mother though I have tried to find counsel and advice that will help me become even better. I explained it before in my scheduling life with white space blog post, but I struggled with mom guilt to an almost debilitating state at different times during this journey of motherhood. Talks like this have built me up and helped me hone in on what’s most important. They have helped me become better and I am thankful for that.
The biggest lesson I have had to learn was to say no. I specifically love this quote by Julie B Beck on just that. “Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit Eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that drives their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order spend more time with their children – more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose at all.”
That last sentence is what really stuck with me. My own mother is a great example of this and someone I hope to become more like every day.
If you’re like me it can be hard to not want to do it all. I have so many dreams and goals in my life that I want to achieve. I had to understand though that now is not the time to do all of those. Now is the time to build my children up, to teach them and to love them along with their daddy first.
I hope you know you are enough. If you’re like me though, some wise words are always helpful… You can read the rest of the talk or listen to it HERE.