Thursday, April 10, 2008

My Simple Thoughts

A few things are on my mind. I think about experiences concerning young children particularly, because that is what I spend most of my time doing.

First, Elder Ballard's Conference talk on Sunday was just perfect. With every new idea I just kept saying, "He is right on."

(quotes may not be exact I jotted them down from listening)

"There is no one perfect way to be a good mother"

"Each situation is unique. Each has different challenges, skills, and abilities."

"The Joy of motherhood comes in moments. Live in the moment."

"Families need unstructured time for relationships to deepen and where real parenting can take place. Take time to listen, laugh, and play together."

And from an article in this month's Ensign, "The Joy of Nurturing Children".

"Seeing the value of memories has changed my perspective on being a parent. We no longer make messes; we make memories."

The gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. The Lord knows us each individually and what we need and when we need it. I know this, because He is able to reach each person's individual needs through General Conference and other everyday experiences. I hope to incorporate the things I learned and felt and do a little better everyday.


The Roundy's said...

That was my favorite talk (as I'm sure many other mothers just like us agree). It was such a great reminder for me to forget the stresses of everyday life and live in the moment. I feel so blessed to be a mother and I learn so much from my children. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Chrissy said...

That was beautiful sis, I love all of the quotes.

Bob said...

Thanks, Tif, That was a good talk. Love, mom/grandma

Rochelle said...

My dad said he ran into you guys and had to give Josh a rotten day with lots of needle pokes! I wish he could have taken better care of you! :) He mentioned what a darling little boy you have... I agree whole heartedly! Maybe we'll get to see you in person at Valerie's wedding next month? That would be too much fun.

Lindsay said...

Yup, yup...fantastic talk. I only caught the last few minutes of it (because I was off being a mother...oh, the irony), so I listened to it online the next day. Definitely worth taking the extra time to hear what I'd missed the day before.

Jeff said...

Tiff, I even liked that talk. I'm sure you're a great mom...You're teaching your boy to be a great BYU fan. What else is there? OK, besides the gospel? He's cute, by the way. That is one nice looking cake!

Karen said...

I loved Elder Ballard's talk. I loved how he stressed to live in the moment. I'm definitely trying to do that more. Instead of worrying about getting Eli to nap so I can fold the laundry, do the dishes, or what not, I should spend time cuddling with him when he wants to be held, etc. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


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