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Sunday, April 22, 2012

For All You Moms

"In our society, we give motherhood plenty of lip service. We pat moms on the head, bring them flowers on Mother's Day, and honor them before crowds. But at the end of the day, we don't extend to them the same respect we would a professor, a dentist, an accountant, or a judge. I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. To create an environment that's stimulating and nurturing, to pass on a sense of responsibility to another human being, to raise a child who understands that he or she is created from good and is capable of anything--I know for sure that few callings are more honorable. To play down mothering as small is to crack the very foundation on which greatness stands. The world can only value mothering to the extent that women everywnere stand and declare that it must be so. In our hands we hold the power to transform the perception of motherhood...We should no longer allow a mother to be defined as 'just a mom.' It is on her back that great nations are built." --Oprah

To my mom, and all my mom friends--Thank you, and keep up the good work!

2 love notes:

Happy Mom said...

Love the quote! and I just pinned that video yesterday!

Aubrey said...

That's great! Thanks for sharing!