Sunday, May 31, 2009

I've been reading Daughters of God, and awesome book by M. Russels Ballard. I found another quote about parenting that I'd like to share:

"Parents and teachers should see beyond the little girl in pigtails and should not be misled by the ragged little boy with a dirty face and holes in the knees of his pants. True teachers and leaders see children as they may become. They see the valiant missionary who will one day share his testimony with the world and later become a righteous father who honors his priesthood. The inspired teacher sees pure and beautiful mothers and future presidents of the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary, even though today they may be girls who giggle and chatter on the back row in the classroom. Sometimes people say, "Well, boys will be boys!" Not so --boys will be men, and almost before we know it.

To see our children grow, succeed, and take their places in society and in the Lord's kingdom is an eternal reward worth any inconvenience or sacrifice."

- M. Russel Ballard

What more needs to be said! Enjoy those little ones!


Marianne said...

I agree Annie! I just watched my fourth child graduate from high school and nothing is quite so satisfying as seeing your children become wonderful adults who contribute to the church and to their communities. Remember that the next time Jaxon is covered in food!

Helen Ellsworth said...

Thanks Annie; A little late for me. My kis are grown, I have made my mistakes. It is too late for me. In spite of it I think I raised some really good men and women. I have good reason to believe they will continue that way until their time on earth is over. Also, seeing the good job you are doing thus far I know you will raise your kids to be good men and women. I admire the way you are handling thing thus far. Keep it up and you will be blessed.
I love you lots. Grandma

Zackira's said...

That sounds like an awesome book, can I borrow it when you are done friend?