Saturday, April 3, 2010


I completely enjoyed General Conference today. I stayed awake, learned a great deal, and most importantly felt the care & comfort of the Spirit. I wanted to share some of Elder Ballard's talk from the morning session. It was about the relationship between mothers and daughters. I thought I'd post a few of my favorite quotes, ones that particularly reminded me of my own beautiful mother and our friendship.

Mothers & daughters play a critical role in helping each other explore their infinite possibilities.

Your mothers adore you, they see in you the promise of the future generations. Everything you accomplish, every challenge you overcome brings them pure joy, & likewise your worries and heartaches are their worries and heartaches.

Model yourselves after [your mothers].

Look to your mother; learn from her strengths, her courage, and her faithfulness.

No other person on earth loves you in the same way or as willing to sacrifice as much to encourage you and to help you find happiness in this life and forever.

He noted "how much the young women behave like their mothers" for good or bad.

As mothers in Israel you are your daughters' first line of defense against the wiles of the world.

A mother-daughter relationship is where a daughter learns how to nurture by being nurtured. She is loved, she is taught, and experiences firsthand what it feels like to have someone care enough about her to correct her while continuing to engage, encourage, and believe in her at the same time.

Mom, I love you so much. Thank you for being the world to me, and for being my best friend. I am so blessed by you, & continue to pray to live as you do- with courage, confidence, compassion, optimism, & a great sense of humor!

Love you more!


Rachelle said...

We HAVE the BEST MOM's EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont know what we did to deserve to be born to such strong, courageous and loving moms.

lynne said...

you guys are very fortunate to have the moms you do. as my sisters i know how strong they are and all the wonderful thoughts you have shared are so right on. . As a mom i want to say how blessed i am to have two daughters who I admire and love more than anything. And my nieces, what incredible women. We are a family of strong women that hold each other up. Elder Ballards thoughts are so right on. love you

AEJones said...

Loved that talk and love this post. Thanks Ad.