Mothers have always played a large role in the history of this world - starting with Eve and continuing on through the generations. God gave mothers a special role as the primary nurturers of all humankind. Mothers were given a divine calling in the pre-earth life to play their role as those who would raise and teach and love God's children. Jesus' mother saw an angel announce her role as mother of the Savior of the world; she saw her beloved Son give His own life as she knelt at the foot of the cross. She heard her Son ask His beloved apostle to care for her. Mary was at the birth and death of her Son. She saw Him resurrected. She kept many things in her heart and pondered them.
Mothers are very dear to the heart of the Shepherd for they help Him watch over and gather His sheep. They help raise the lambs by nurturing and protecting and teaching them.
On this Mother's Day, I want to share a few links to blogs or posts about mothers.
Nurture Mama always has great quotes and insights on parenting.
You can view all my posts dealing with motherhood by clicking on the label in my label cloud. Or, you can click on this link.
A few years ago I gave a talk called the Divine Role of Motherhood. I reproduced it on this blog:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.
Also, the LDS Church released this short video for Mother's Day.
Happy Mother's Day! I'm grateful for a wonderful mother who is still very influential in my life.