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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Word of Encouragement for Mothers

Do you ever have those days when you are totally exhausted and are frustrated with having to pick up the same messes for the umpteenth time? I know I do. Here are some reminders I have found for those times when you questioning why you do the things that you do. And if you have a favorite encouraging quote on the topic of motherhood please share.


If you're going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill


Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world. What do
ships, railways, mine cars and government, etc., exist for except that people may be warmed and safe in their own home? ... [The homemaker's] is the job for which all others exist. - C.S. Lewis


 There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.- Gerald Ford


The way that mothers nurture their children may make babies smarter, healthier and better able to deal with stress. These are qualities that will carry through their lives and into the lives of their own children. -Louann Brizendine, M.D. and neuropsychologist


There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one - Jill Churchill


I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.- Abraham Lincoln


Children keep us in check. Their laughter prevents our hearts from hardening. Their dreams ensure we never lose our drive to make ours a better world. They are the greatest disciplinarians known to mankind. - Queen Rania of Jordan 


Mothers reflect God's loving presence on earth. - William R. Webb


I believe our problems, almost every one, arise out of the homes of the people. If there is to be reformation, if there is to be a change, if there is to be a return to old and sacred values, it must begin in the home. It is here that truth is learned, that integrity is cultivated, that self-discipline is instilled, and that love is nurtured. - Gordon B. Hinckley


  1. If the day comes when we are the only women on earth who find nobility and divinity in motherhood, so be it. For mother is the word that will define a righteous woman made perfect in the highest degree of the celestial kingdom, a woman who has qualified for eternal increase in posterity, wisdom, joy, and influence. -Sheri Dew

  2. i love those. they make me feel like i'm doing a valiant work. thanks!

  3. Thanks for this, Heather! I shared one of these quotes and a link to your post on my FB it!

  4. Not a mom myself, but I love this. Particularly CS Lewis--what a funny, great man.

    Oh, and I'm from St George, too--it's a great place to call home.

  5. This is SO timely. Thank you for sharing!! (found you on MMB)

  6. I think the two Churchill ones are my favorite. I should print them out and keep them. Thanks!

  7. love those thoughts - needed those this morning - thanks :) Naomi

  8. It's hard to remember you have SUCH an important job when you do it 24/7. Sometimes 25/8. :)