Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Mother's Day To All Women Everywhere~

Happy Mother's Day to you all!
I believe that all women are mother's regardless of their present circumstances. Whether you are single, married, have children, do not have children; you are and can be an example of a nurturing mother. Because you are a woman, you have unique gifts given you at the time of your birth to bring goodness to the world. You can lift, love, care for, nurture, teach, be an example, and most of all have a charitable heart for all. You have the God-given capacity to influence with love all children and families, within your present realm of responsibilities.

Our moments in the Pre-Existence with our Father and Mother in Heaven
Each of you is a spirit child of loving Heavenly Parents. I know that I have a Heavenly Mother. I like to imagine what she might be like. I know in my heart that she is a magnificent being. I feel that she taught us in the Spirit world in preparation for coming here. I think that her example left an imprint on each of us of her divine traits. I have the thought that she is often near us when we need her; but unseen for now. Someday we will meet her in the Heavenly courts on high.
Lucile Johnson, a well-known author, and speaker stated the following: "My Beloved sister in the gospel, whatever your circumstances in life, please remember that you come from a pair of perfect celestial parents. They have perfect integrity, perfect self-control, perfect love. And the laws of heredity make it possible for you to become like them."
Our first parents - Adam and Eve 
A thank you to our Mother Eve, the first woman and mother on earth. She paved the way for all of us to be here. President Gordan B. Hinckley declared that when our Father created woman, it was "the crowning of His glorious work." Said he, "I like to regard Eve as His masterpiece after all that had gone on before.
I love these thoughts from Sheri Dew in a pamphlet entitled "Oh, How We Need Each Other:" As modern-day daughters of Eve, as inheritors of her majesty and her potential, we have work to do and influence to wield. Precisely because of our unprecedented access to both knowledge and technology, we can help advance the cause of Jesus Christ more than any women have ever been able to help."
Through our own efforts and love for others, we can help invite others to come unto Christ. We minister with love as the Savior would in our homes, families, workplaces, and community.
We all have a mother. Perhaps, we have had complicated relationships with our moms. Maybe, we lost our mother at a young age and didn't have her influence. You may have been raised by someone other than your own earthly mother.
I do hope all of you have had some beautiful women that have lifted you and blessed your life and been an example of mothering to you.
My Mother and I - My Precious Mother~
I was blessed with a loving, kind and nurturing mother.  I would love to go talk to her right this minute. Since her passing in 2005, I have actually gone towards the phone thinking; I need to call my Mom. I miss her more than words can express. I still have moments like today when I shed tears and want to feel her near. I can say that I have felt her close during my trials. I feel strongly that our loved ones from the spirit world are around us and are near when needed. I do know that my mother is near me.
I could write an essay on the qualities and gifts that my Mom had. I would say that she was always there for me and loved me with all her heart. She would and did do everything within her power to be an excellent example to me. She was a loving and caring mother and went about doing good. She had the gift of charity.
Thank you, dear Mother, for all you did for me. I do wish I could part the veil and see you for just a moment. I hope that I am the kind of mother and grandmother that you were. I pray that you know exactly how I feel. It was a privilege beyond measure to care for you in your last days. I love and miss you, Mom. Happy Mother's Day!
I know that someday, I will be reunited with my parents and brothers who now reside in the spirit world. I know this because we have been sealed as a family forever in the temple. This brings me great comfort when missing you all overwhelms me.
My Mother, Nyal
I am very grateful for my dearest Mother in law, Nyal Williams. She was a fantastic mother, and I was very close to her. She was terrific at ministering and showing loving concern for all. She taught school and her pupils loved her because of her kind and caring nature. She served with her husband on more than one mission. She was the wife of a Mission President. In fulfilling that calling she was a mother to over a hundred Elders and Sisters in the mission field. She would have been the one that would receive calls for all of their needs and emergencies. I know she was much loved by those beautiful missionaries during the three years they served. I miss and love you sweet mother too!
I want to express a Happy Mother's Day wish to all my magnificent three Daughters, Christina, Jenni-Marie, and Tiffani; my marvelous Daughters-in-law; Mary, Amanda and Amber and my two precious  Granddaughter in-laws; Jessica and Dana. I love you all and hope you have an extra special Mother's Day. You are all spectacular nurturing, loving Mothers. I am so proud of you and the brilliant grandchildren that are my posterity.  
Here is one of my favorite Mother's Day songs; enjoy!


Marie Rayner said...

What a beautiful post LeAnn! Thankfully we still have our mother with us, although I know the day is fast approaching that we won't. You must miss your mother very much. I cannot imagine. My mother has dementia and is disappearing slowly right in front of us, but every now and then we get a tiny glimpse of her old spart and it is just wonderful. To all mothers and acting mothers everywhere, a very Happy Mothers Day! Love you sweet friend. xoxo

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Diane said...

Such a nice tribute to women and the mother's in your life.

Christy Monson said...

What a sweet tribute. Happy Mother's Day to you also-- a little late. Know I send my love. Christy

Barb said...


So sorry I missed this post on, Mother's Day! But, Happy belated Mother's day to you! I loved your mom, she was such an elegant little lady, and you remind me so much of her. She, like you, always looked so beautiful! We went and visited my mom, she can't travel so that was the next best thing. She probably forgot we were there, 2 minutes after we left...but we knew, and we loved visiting her. I loved hearing about your mom and Roger's mom, such sweet memories! XOXOXO

Hugs and Love,

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Galen Pearl said...

Daughters of Eve--such a lovely phrase. I think it's used in the Chronicles of Narnia. I had a lovely Mother's Day. Glad you did too.

Debbie said...

this is a beautiful tribute to all woman. i enjoyed reading about your mom and the influence she had in your life. i am sure you are carrying on that tradition with all the younger moms in your life and the woman you mentor. strong women raise strong woman and it is so important to be a good role model!!

happy belated mothers day, you have such beautiful women in your life!!!


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