13 May 2012


"Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels."
-The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

After going to both our parent’s ward and our ward today (with looking up some conference quotes in between) I have been overwhelmed with mothers and the joy of motherhood. In today’s world, I’m starting to feel more alone in my passion for motherhood and my excitement I have for being a future mom.

I’m not having a baby any time soon, and I’m not sure that I will be ready for some time, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about being a mom almost every day.
It’s easy to think of the things we would miss if Scott and I had a baby, but I read a talk by President Hinckley today with this poem that gave me a new understanding: 

You are the trip I did not take; You are the pearls I cannot buy; You are my blue Italian lake; You are my piece of foreign sky.
  -Anne Campbell

Motherhood is such a beautiful thing – I can’t wait until the day where I can hold my own little baby in my arms.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom.

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1 comment:

  1. Erika, you a very much like your grandma Hoyal. what a sweet blog and tribute to your mother. Grandpa H