My mother is so wonderful! I desire so much to be more like her. I wish that I would have tried to learn more of her skills while I was close by. Its not just her talent of sewing, quilting, basket weaving, book binding, decorating, gardening, singing, piano playing, baking, or her business intellect that make her the best. My mom sacrificed the little things for us kids. She played with us and read to us. She thought of fun crafts to make and encouraged creativity. She baked cookies for us. She came to all of my games and performances. She sewed us tutus. She taught us to sing around the piano. She made us do chores and learn to work. She taught us to seek knowledge and to get an education. She even forgave me when I hit Dad's truck with the family van. She was friends with us and our friends. She made the family our very own academy awards for family home evening. She is so great and I love her!
President Howard W. Hunter said:
"Mothers are given the sacred privilege to 'bear the souls of men; for herein is the work of [the] Father continued, that he may be glorified.
"The First Presidency had said: 'Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest service to be assumed by mankind.'
Thank you Mom!