Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Peaceful


Doesn't this just make you want to pick her up and snuggle her?
She's adorable.
This morning our friends came over to play and they wore her out.
Shortly after they left she grabbed her blankets and watched a couple of minutes of
Yo Gabba Gabba and fell to sleep.
I just love how she makes my heart warm.
It makes me think of a quote I love by Neal A. Maxwell
"When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sounds of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses?"
When I see her sleeping, I KNOW he's right. I first heard this quote in 2003 or 2004 he gave it in a talk in General Conference. I loved it and put it on my fridge where it remains today. Recently I borrowed/took forever a book from my mom that has sermons about the joy of being a woman. One of his sermons is in there and so was this quote. The book was printed in 1978, his message is just as timely today as it was then.

8 comments:

Heather said...

I am serious about not blogging about things that will make me weepy. You are so right about being mothers and women! What a blessing.

Kristy said...

She is so cute.
I love that quote. We are so blessed to be mothers.

Yennigirl said...

She does look so cuddly and irresistable in that picture! All worn out from playing . . . savor the moment!

4Girls4Me said...

She really is adorable. There is just something about a sleeping baby. I love the quote - thanks for posting this.

Jan said...

He is right. That I know for sure. And I am with you -- it's such a gift to be in the positions we are in. Being a wife and mama was the only thing I ever really wanted.

Aryn said...

Sweet post - and yes, she is totally adorable!! And who knows - maybe she'll be in Congress someday...

Renae said...

I love that you love being a mom. It shows your mushy side. :) I need to read some good Mom stories. This mom is wearing out.:)

KCsMomma said...

She looks so cute!!!

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