Mother’s Day is almost here once again. I know that my children will honor me in some way, but my thoughts are on my own dear mother, my husband’s sweet mother, and our daughters. All women are mothers whether or not they have borne children because the instinct to mother is part of being a mother.
As Mother’s Day approaches, I thought I would share a message by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and his wife Patricia T. Holland, adapted from their new book To Mothers: Carrying the Torch of Family and Faith about the sacred influence of mothers today.
There are comments by Elder Holland and a sweet story by Sister Holland about her great-grandmother. The article closes with these words from Elder Holland:
“I fear that virtually nothing—or at least not much—that the world says to you acknowledges your divine role as women. I am reminded that throughout the Creation sequence of Genesis, God viewed His work, including the creation of man, and called it “good.” But for the one and only time in that Creation story, He then said something was “not good.” He said it was not good that man should be alone. In short the Creation, even with Adam, was incomplete. Here I invoke President Gordon B. Hinckley’s language: