“The highest and noblest work in this life is that of a mother” ~ Russell, M. Nelson, M.D.
A Mother’s Job Description
If your job description was listed, it would need to say something like: "If you accept this job, you must work 365 days a year with little to no time off, including nighttime. You get zero pay, little thanks or appreciation and once you accept the job, you’ll have it for the rest of your life. You can't quit. You need to love the people you serve to the point you are willing to sacrifice your own health and maybe even your life for them. You will pray for, worry about and sacrifice for these people (and their spouses) even when you are not sure they love you back. You will need to love their children (and grandchildren) and take an active part wherever possible in their lives. Your job will take all the creativity you have in order to do well. You'll need to have some elementary knowledge in the medical field. Cooking skills are important; sewing is an advantage, at least the ability to sew on buttons and repair hems. You need to develop some expertise in cleaning, repair, teaching, bookkeeping, shopping, nutrition, negotiation, counseling, interior decorating, and time management. In many countries you will need to drive, shop and run a home budget. It would be helpful if you had some skill in growing a garden.
Why is it, despite this job description, so much of the world considers motherhood and homemaking beneath an educated, intelligent person? Your credibility is even suspect much of the time. It may be the most demanding job description ever. Despite this, what you do raises this planet’s people. The job you do as a mother will have repercussions for generations, unlike most careers.
“All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” ~Abraham Lincoln
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM FASCINATING WOMANHOOD!!