Monday, March 2, 2015

The Door Is Thrown Open

“Instead of pursuing a career with mothering tucked in around the edges, I have chosen to focus first on the mission of motherhood. My reward for this decision has been both simple and profound. I have been able to know the joys of mothering without a divided heart.” –Sally Clarkson

I seriously LOVE those words! I had some tender mercies this weekend in the midst of some really hard Mothering. One of which was talking with a dear friend that I hadn't seen in a long time. She has a HUGE mother heart and together we were able to encourage each other, work on some ideas and redouble our efforts in Motherhood. I thank Heaven for good women, good mothers and good friends that have the same desire that I do to give my very best efforts to Motherhood.

The main idea we kept coming back to is that God knows our children with exact perfection. He WANTS to give us help, information, ideas, energy, love and inspiration as we parent. It takes working to be worthy of the spirit to get that information. I can feel it so clearly when I am doing that work and as soon as I start to slack and drift away from His side, I can feel that too. 

Saturday morning both my big boys played blocks and phone games with Cali while I worked. I am so thankful for these sweet moments in time that make the hard stuff worth it. 

"When you have come to the Lord in meekness and lowliness of heart and, as one mother said, “pounded on the doors of heaven to ask for, to plead for, to demand guidance and wisdom and help for this wondrous task,” that door is thrown open to provide you the influence and the help of all eternity. Claim the promises of the Savior of the world. Ask for the healing balm of the Atonement for whatever may be troubling you or your children. Know that in faith things will be made right in spite of you, or more correctly, because of you.

You can’t possibly do this alone, but you do have help. The Master of Heaven and Earth is there to bless you—He who resolutely goes after the lost sheep, sweeps thoroughly to find the lost coin, waits everlastingly for the return of the prodigal son. Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be magnified, compensated, made more than you are and better than you have ever been as you try to make honest effort, however feeble you may sometimes feel that to be." Jeffery R Holland
"The door is thrown open" is such a beautiful promise! I trust it! 

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