Four things I want this future mother to know:
- Modesty is always in style.
- If it isn't "virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy" it isn't worth reading, watching or listening.
- Nothing is worth losing your integrity.
- And always remember who you are.
I have become increasingly cognizant of my actions as my children are growing older. I have adopted the mindset that; If I don't want my children to see, do, hear or speak something than why should I? Now you may disagree, but give it some thought.
The primary children are learning a song this year that I love and reminds me to stay true. It reminds me of how I can be the kind of mother I want to be and that my children need me to be. (If you haven't heard it, you can listen to it here: If the Savior Stood Beside Me.)
I know my abilities to mother are greater when I have the spirit and am Christlike. I will always have things to work on, but know I have a perfect example to follow. I know that I have a sacred responsibility to rear my children in love and righteousness. My influence in my home is great and never ending and knowing that if it is in the mother's heart it is in the mother's home (Sister Dalton shared that at BYU Women's Conference) inspires me to greater heights. So I say, carry on!