Honoring All Women For Mother’s Day

This Sunday we will celebrate Mother’s Day in America. For many, it is a joyful occasion, highlighted with traditional gifts of roses, candy, homemade cards and small tokens – lovingly crafted by little hands with big hearts.

4 Generation Mother's Day

Unfortunately, the holiday can have the opposite effect – stirring up a “guilt trip” for mothers forced to juggle too much, and struggling with feelings of inadequacy. And sadly, for some women, this day serves as an all-too-painful reminder of lost opportunities, loneliness, or family tragedy. If you find yourself in these latter categories, my heart reaches out to you in sisterly love.

Mothers of the Sky - USA Women Pilots

I would like to submit that no matter the circumstance, Mother’s Day can be empowering. It should not be considered exclusive to those who have borne or raised a child. This holiday extends as a universal day to honor all of the remarkable women of the world – and if you are a woman of this world, then you are inherently remarkable – with an invitation to embrace YOUR day!

Mothers of Women's Sufferage

This Mother’s Day, let us expand our vision, and remember all of the women both past and present who have done so much to ‘mother’ the world – continually shaping, molding, working for, and nurturing our collective souls. One by one by one.

The video attached was created by my friend Seth Adam Smith, which adds a witness to the power of womanhood. Enjoy beautiful photography combined with excerpts of the late Elder Neal A. Maxwell’s talk entitled “The Women Of God“, given at the 1978 LDS April General Conference.

Wishing a very Happy Mother’s Day to women everywhere! May you each feel the special honor of being a divine woman of God. You were born with the purpose, potential, and power to change the world! – MoSop

8 thoughts on “Honoring All Women For Mother’s Day

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  2. I was touched so deeply and profoundly by this video. As the father of nine children and step-father of two, and a son of my especially dear mother who has already gone on to the other side of the veil, I have learned much about the power and sanctity of mothers. Theirs is a special gift that we mortal fathers cannot match. Elder Maxwell’s words that really caught my attention were those which caused me to realize, for actually the very first time, that as I stand to be judged by our divine Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I will be standing there before Him, arm in arm with my Eternal Companion. Thank you for this very special video!

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  4. Dear MoSop,

    I just read the comment you wrote on my blog aloud to my husband and I have tears streaming down my face. Your mother sounds like an amazing woman who has made this world a better place–not only on her own, but through her children, too!

    I love your perspective on Mother’s Day in the post above. “I would like to submit that, no matter the circumstance, Mother’s Day can be empowering.” Beautiful!

    Much love,
    Momma Goose

  5. Inherently remarkable
    All women…embrace this day
    You do a work that’s unshakable
    Shaping and molding the future always

    Ever be righteous
    That blessings might shower
    Born with a purpose
    You’ve potential and power

    thank you for the inspiration for this poem…

  6. I really enjoyed your comments on Mothers and how we should expand our vision on motherhood and women in the past and present. May I have your permission to share a few words above in my Mother’s Day talk tomorrow, this Sunday, May 13, 2012?

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