Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Mission Statement of Sorts

On contemplating a new blog name, I wanted to come up with something that no only defined what I wanted to accomplish in the blogging world but also summed up what I want to accomplish as a mother. My feelings on this topic stem a lot from this day which I already blogged about. I will attempt to delve a little deeper.

I am a mother. But I'm also a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me. He also must trust me so very much to give me 4 boys to raise up in this world of falling morals. I find it difficult to find great examples of men these days in the media. We are presented with Homer Simpsons and beer-drinking and girl-gawking men in TV commercials. We laugh and think it's funny. But it's sad how much of it is true. Give me a man that isn't afraid to do projects with his kids, admit that he loves God more than anything else, take his wife on a walk and hold her hand or a man that sacrifices the video game controller to help a neighbor in need.

On thinking about this, I thought about the mothers in the Book of Mormon who raised the 2000 stripling warriors (see above link for the story). I wanted to encompass my personal mission, as a mom, to raise men of this caliber. A large and lofty goal, I know, but why not aim high? I know that my days are pretty much the same; laundry, kitchen duties, chauffeur, breaking up fights, changing diapers, and so on. But, why not remember what the ultimate prize is? I will only have these kids within my grasp for so long. I feel like everyday they are gradually being released to the wolves. It's my responsibility that they don't becom the timid sheep that follows blindly and gets eaten, but that they become the sheepdogs per se. I know, terrible analogy, but I'm too lazy to think of something better. I want them to never be ashamed of who and what they are and who they want to be. And so forth.

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So there you have my thoughts behind the new blog name. Now I will never have to change it again, until my boys are grown and gone out of the house. Then I suppose even then I wont have to change it :)