Thursday, September 6, 2007

Elder Maxwell salutes the work of motherhood

I love this quote I came across yesterday. It's from a talk Elder Maxwell gave in 1978.

"We salute you, sisters, for the joy that is yours as you rejoice in a baby's first smile and as you listen with eager ear to a child's first day at school which bespeaks a special selflessness. Women, more quickly than others, will understand the possible dangers when the word self is militantly placed before other words like fulfillment. You rock a sobbing child without wondering if today's world is passing you by, because you know you hold tomorrow tightly in your arms."

Talk about a career with power!


Becky said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful quote. Thanks for sharing.

Nana/Mom said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! Good powerful quote. Do you have the reference?

Mishrerr said...[Reply to comment]

Yes, I should have put that on the post, eh? :)
It's from the May 1978 Ensign, p. 10.