Friday, March 23, 2012

Mothers who know, do less

"Mothers who know, do less.  They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally.  They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home.  Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world's goods in order to spend more time with their children - more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying.  These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all.  Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world."- Julie B. Beck

I stumbled upon this quote this morning and I love it. It's a good reminder to focus on what is really important and eliminate all of the unnecessary stuff from our lives. I try to be conscious of this as often as I can and also try to be in the moment as often as I can, but I know there is always room for improvement.

(Picture from almost 3 weeks ago when I was 25 weeks along )