Why I Choose {daily} To Be A Mother

Posted on Feb 2 2014 - 7:00am by Traci


Happy Sunday Everyone!

I have to say, Sunday’s can be pretty packed and intense, but they are still definitely my favorite day of the week. I get to get dressed up, my husband wears a suit that makes him look like James Bond,we dress up the kiddos, and all go to church, as a family. We get to learn and teach and spend time focusing on what is most important in out lives. Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and our Forever Family.

I recently heard about, and didn’t really want to chose not to read an article about a lady who pretty much said stay at home mothers are worthless. It made me really sad, as as much as I want to be angry as this woman, I more so just feel sad for her, and for what she must have grown up seeing as a child. Poor lady probably never had a chance. My focus on this blog post is not to rant against her, or to argue or anything like that, but simply to explain to anyone who wants to listen about why I personally have chosen to stay at home with my kids, and spend my time with them. I also have to say, that I know a ton of women who do both, work and take care of children, and some that just work! And I love you all! I know there are SO many different circumstances, and I KNOW that only YOU know what is best for you and your family {even if you end up never being married, or ever having children, I think you are amazing, just do YOUR best k?} And please…. PLEASE don’t rag on or look down on or say anything bad about anyone else… you just don’t know their situation.

*WHEW!* Okay that being said. One of my all time favorite talks is by Elder Jefferey R. Holland, titled “Because She Is a Mother”. It is basically what I read and listen to when I need a pick me up and I need some encouragement. For a while I would listen to it everyday {when I had my second child and was a bit overwhelmed by it all} It is wonderful, so uplifting and just makes you feel appreciated. When so many voices/articles/people {maybe sometime without even realizing it} make you feel worthless, and when someday’s, you just feel like you are doing the same things over and over again. Please read this article, is it just Amazing!

I also just wanted to share a few reasons why I chose, daily, to be a mother. Not to boast, or to brag, or anything like that but just to share a little bit about me, and maybe help those who don’t really understand why some women make the decision to be mothers.

Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to be a mommy! Even before I liked boys and knew I need to get married, I wanted to have my own children. My mother was always a great example of being a mother, and she always put a positive light on being a mother, she loved her job as a mother, and she loved us, and it showed. I am ever so grateful for that example I had growing up, and now.

I am a Mother because I know that it is the most important thing I can be doing right now. I know sometimes, it would be nice to go back to work and to be acknowledged, and see progress made, make money, and be able to SEE and get praise here and there, but I know that for me personally, I will do more and feel more joy, taking care of and spending time with my children at home.

I am a Mother because I know “the most precious jewels I will ever wear around my neck are the arms of my children”. One of my favorite quotes. Because I know nothing money could buy could replace how I feel about my children.

I am a Mother because I want to teach them and guide them and help them, just like my Heavenly Father taught me and guided me and helps me along the way in life. I want them to have someone to be there for them, and I want to help them gain a body to go with their sweet spirits and help them return to their Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ, too.

I am a Mother because I have prayed and I have asked my Heavenly Father what would be most beneficial for me to be doing in my life, and I got the answer that being married, and having children was what I needed to be doing right now.

I am a Mother because I know true happiness and joy is in the family, and that by serving my children and my family I can become more like my Savior Jesus Christ.

I am a Mother because I know my Heavenly Father has faith in me to raise these children, and has blessed me with them, and their sweet personalities. I will NEVER be alone in raising them, that no matter how weak, and silly I may be, I have help from my Heavenly Father and Savior to teach and help them along the way. {and of course my sweet husband}

I am a Mother because I Love it, and I feel more joy raising these sweet little ones than anything else I have ever done in my entire life. I love love LOVE it, and feel so sad for those who won’t ever feel that joy. I know also that some are not able to have children, and I know that everything will work out for them also, and that some do not marry, and some who would love to be mothers for some reason or another cannot, not even by their choice. I know things will work out perfectly for you, too 🙂

Happy February 🙂

Traci 🙂





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