Mother’s Day

I love Mother’s Day.   I think it’s a wonderful day to celebrate womanhood and the vital influence of motherhood in our lives.  It’s a time that the world takes a moment to pause and say that motherhood is important and recognize how our society would be nothing without the strong and and influential women and mothers in our lives.

I belong to a church where family is everything.  We attend church with the same people that live near us and we call this our “ward family.”  I have been surrounded my mothers in my ward families.  I have been blessed to be taught by amazing women who have been such great examples to me and my sisters.  To all of these women – thank you. Thank you for your love and your examples. I have learned a lot about motherhood from you and I learn from your example.

And to which is also near and dear to my heart, happy mothers day to every woman who hasn’t had any children of her own, has experienced pregnancy loss, child loss, or struggles with infertility. I have thought more about these women today than any other past mother’s day due to personal circumstances (more to come on that later) and I want you to know that I love you and that motherhood is more than just bearing children. It is an essential part of womanhood. I know this with all of my heart and I think it is very important for us to remember.

To my grandmothers


To my Grandma Strong: I love you!  Thank you for your example of service towards others. Ever since I can remember, Grandma has been willing to jump into any service opportunity and help others. She loves each of her grandchildren so much and serves and reaches out to each of us individually and makes us all feel so special. I love you, Grandma.  Thank you for teaching me to look outside myself and love everyone. You are a true servant of God and I love you.

To my Grammie: I was living with Grammie and Grandad when I started dating Dallin.  The first night Dallin kissed me I was so excited I ran up to my Grammie, curled up on the couch next to her and put my head on her shoulder and I said, “He kissed me!” I was so excited and I am so grateful for my close relationship with my Grammie and that I can tell her anything. Thank you for the amazing mother that you are to all of your children and grandchildren. You are amazing.

To my mother in law

Thank you for being so endlessly caring and kind and happy. You inspire me to work harder, solve problems, and be optimistic. I seriously have learned so much from you and I am so grateful for the person that you are and that you have raised Dallin to be.  You see the goodness in others, prefer to talk about ideas than gossip about others, and you will jump up at any time to help me or serve anyone around you. I love you!

To my mother

You are so amazing at listening and not criticizing. I always call you when I am feeling down or I just need to vent, and you always validate how I feel and have mastered the perfect balance between listening and giving advice. You have a talent for developing individual relationships with people and for helping people feel comfortable and happy. I love you so much and I am so lucky to have been raised by you.


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