Our family is running a campaign for senator. My son Zac's motto is "a vote for Zac is a vote for greater happiness and peace" (His idea) The pictures were done by my brilliant husband. While we were making these, I had an epiphany, I am no longer in the "young mother" division of motherhood. Don't pity me, I have been looking forward to being 40 for years, ask anyone.
The days where I was raising three little ones with a husband who worked lots of overtime, had a busy calling and was taking classes for work hopefully are over. One night during that time on the way home from swimming lessons I drove home to an all dark house. I knew what was in store for me, more of the same, grumpy tired kids out of the car, grumpy tired kids forced to eat, to get jammies on and into bed, and I would be doing it all alone – again. My patience level was blinking the red warning light and so I kept driving until I could face the night routine. One of my favorite hymns at that time was "Abide with Me Tis Eventide" It was hard to do everything alone without bathing my insides with ice cream, so I pleaded with the Lord to be with me. On the nights I remembered to do that He would be there, but like everything, that was the trick, remembering I had a resource in Him.
It was during this young mother stage that I heard a talk that changed my attitude and I was so grateful, click here to read Elder Hollands talk entitled ""Because She Is a Mother" If you are a young mother, God bless you! If you are done with that, He already did - so pass on the wisdom.
I am off to laminate campaign buttons, have a great day.