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We are so excited to celebrate mothers this week! We think our mom is pretty amazing and we are grateful for the things that she has taught us. In Julie B Beck’s talk titled, “Mothers Who Know”, she teaches us seven attributes that ‘mothers who know’ possess. They are: Mothers who know bear children, Mothers who know honor sacred ordinances and covenants, Mothers who know are nurturers, Mothers who know are leaders, Mothers who know are teachers, Mothers who know do less, and Mothers who know stand strong and immovable.
Mothers Who Know Stand Strong and Immovable: “We are led by an inspired prophet of God who has called upon the women of the Church to “stand strong and immovable for that which is correct and proper under the plan of the Lord.”He has asked us to “begin in [our] own homes” to teach children the ways of truth.”
I am so grateful for my mom who taught me to stand up for truth and righteousness. She has never doubted the sanctity of the family and has shared her testimony of eternal families with me on numerous occasions. I am so grateful for her courage to be true to what she knows is right. She has been such a great example to me and I hope to be courageous and stand strong and immovable as I continue life as a mother.
Mother’s who know honor sacred ordinances and covenants. Our parents are converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were a young, newly married couple, with a young baby (me) at the time. Despite being the only members in their families, being super young, and having little experience in a new church and culture, they exemplified faith by being sealed as a family. I’m so grateful! Many years have passed since that day, but the temple remains a symbol of our Mom’s faith. I have lots of memories of Mom and Dad going to the temple on date night. When we were able to attend a temple dedication, they were sure we went. Both Mom and Dad accompanied us to many a youth temple trip growing up. And they have taken each of their 4 children to the temple to receive their own endowment. I definitely owe much of my love for the temple–and ordinances and covenants– to a groundwork laid for me long ago by my mother.
Mother’s who know are leaders. I don’t know of anyone who is a greater leader than my mom. Since a very young age I can remember my mom always being active in all activities we did, whether it be sports, dance, music, etc. It seemed as if she was in charge of everything. I loved having her there at my activities and felt her support. In church, she magnified her calling, no matter what it was. She went above and beyond to make sure that the people that she served felt of her love and the Saviors. She worked together with my dad to lead us and teach us of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am grateful to have her be an example in my life and that I was lead by such a strong and faithful mom.
LDS Bookstore is helping us celebrate Mother’s Who Know by giving away a $30 store credit to a deserving mother. If you’d like to enter to win for yourself or a mother you know, head to our instagram account here. Here’s just a sampling of some of the amazing product they have on their site.