I haven't expressed lately how much I love mothering girls.
I have the great privilege and responsibility to raise 7 incredible daughters.
Some of the things my husband and I love about these precious girls:
motherly from the start
caring & compassionate
drawn to pretty things
smart & strong
These are things that I love about all women.
Lately there has been a lot of stirring on facebook and other places from a group of women from my church who aren't happy with their role.
They have confused "roles" with "equality", and by so doing they assume that if one person doesn't have the same role as another, somehow they don't have the same value.
It disturbs me that they think if they create enough of a stir, or if they make a persuasive enough argument this would change doctrinal matters in the church. To me this is a reflection of their lack of faith in the call of a prophet.
It is offensive to me that they underrate the role of women. My role.
Why isn't it enough to be a woman? Why must we also take men's role?
This doesn't mean that a woman isn't capable of doing all the same thing a man does, and a woman should be paid on the same scale as a man. I encourage my daughters to reach for their dreams and work towards successful careers. I want my daughters to find joy in the path the Lord has set for them. I also hope they will each have the opportunity to be mothers!
I find joy in the service and good that I do in my church.
I understand that there is a need for both men and women - and that each one holds divine roles in a family and in a church.
In the end it all comes down to..... faith, and whether or not the Lord has called prophets again.
I hope that people reading articles from different sources about this will go to the original source before they solidify their opinion. So many times things are taken out of context and would be understood so much better if they went straight to the source.
I really hope my lovely daughters will know how strong they are.
They are strong without men, and if/when they find a special man that is the perfect puzzle piece for them - they will be equals and will compliment each other in their divinely appointed roles.
(Another blog that explains things so much better than I ever could here.)
I've been feeling so sentimental lately.
I found these sweet pictures and cried because my girls are getting so grown up.
Akayla, Corina, Adriana, Annalisa & baby Mariah
Mariah, Adriana & Annalisa
Oh my heart!
I miss those little girlies!
a new trampoline
funny things kids say
watching Studio C with my besties