Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers that are not yet

“To those who are barren and unable to bear offspring, our deepest sympathy is extended. Let us quote for the consolation of those who are not blessed with the procreative power a statement from the Prophet Brigham Young: ‘Let me here say a word to console the feelings and hearts of all who belong to this Church. Many of the sisters grieve because they are not blessed with offspring. You will see the time when you will have millions of children around you. If you are faithful to your covenants, you will be mothers of nations. You will become Eves to earths like this, and when you have assisted in peopling one earth, there are millions of others still in the course of creation. And when they have endured a thousand million times longer than this earth, it is only as it were at the beginning of your creation. Be faithful and if you are not blessed with children in this time, you will be hereafter.’ "
Deseret News, Vol. 10,
p. 306, October 14, 1860.) (Spencer W. Kimball, fireside address delivered in San Antonio, Texas, 3 Dec. 1977, 24–26).

1 comment:

Marc and Megan said...

This quote is beautiful! Thank you, Becky, for the very sweet comment you left on our blog... and for thinking of me and my little girls on Mother's Day. It meant a lot to hear from you. Thank you. I'm sure it's a day when your own heart is heavy with the lack of blessings you've righteously desired. I just have to keep hanging onto the hope that those promises will be fulfilled and that the Lord knows best when and how it happens. My heart goes out to you... hoping for your righteous desires to come to you.