Monday, September 15, 2008


The talks during sacrement meeting were on Family: A Proclimation to the World.

Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

I really like this paragraph. So much of the world is caught up in having everything, that we forget what is really important. Our children and how our children turn out. People let society dictate what is important and our kids suffer. Children are not little adults. They rely on us, as parents, mother AND father to be there. To keep their little worlds in a balance. And anything can upset that balance. They (the children) are not equiped to handle "adult" things like attitudes or arguments or sarcasm. I find myself doing this all the time.
So, do I "rear my children in love and rightousness?" I hope so. I try to.

1 comment:

Mommy said...

Absolutely you do! You are a great Mommy and I am inspired by you. You stay calm and so focused on Gage and Sydney and it is a blessing for me to witness. I am also glad to know that I am not the only one who doubts how good a job she does raising our kids! Your kids shine with joy and they could not do that if they weren't being raised with love and joy.