7.15.2010

Something that bothers me......

One thing that I have learned a lot in the past couple of years, and especially while being at a predominately liberal school.....is that in today's world there is an decreasing respect for the role of a mother.
Since getting engaged and long before that I have received countless lectures, emails, ect... based on the subject of: "Don't get married, you should be independent.....Finish school, or you wont be worth anything......Being a mom isn't a job......Don't become a 'Mormon Stereotype'". When i first started getting crap about all of this I found it amusing and the conversations usually ended in me explaining how i would not be quiting school when I got married and how i personally value the job of a mother higher than any other.
But now, it has stopped being amusing and started just making me angry. What has happened to this generation? We have become a people that value money over love, and careers over family. I don't know about you, but this is so disappointing to me. If it weren't for "stay-at-home-moms", many great adults would not be who they are today. Even mothers who have careers but still balance their job and being a great mom should be valued.
Since when is being a mom not considered a job? If you ask me, being a parent, a GOOD parent, is the toughest job on the face of the earth. And what makes being a mom different than ANY other job? You don't get paid monetarily for it.
So who should be held at a higher level of respect? The woman who never marries, goes to school, becomes a lawyer, makes lots of money, and lives alone but comfortably the rest of her life... OR the woman that goes to school, gets married, balances marriage and education, starts a family, and ends one part of her life to start another that is much more important?
It seems to me that the second woman is living a more SELFLESS life, and will be able to have much more in the end...Love, a family, and a feeling of accomplishment knowing that she was able to be heavily involved in the growing up of the children that will go on after her to make this society, in which we are losing faith in, a much better place.
A mom does more for this society than any politician, doctor, or lawyer. If she can be successful in raising her children in a world were family values and the golden rule no longer have a place, then she is accomplished in my book, and should be respected and looked up to.... no matter who says otherwise.
A womans worth should not be measured by how many degrees she was able to attain, or how much money she made in her life time.... it should be measured by how many people she was able to love, how many lives she touched, and the selfless acts she preformed while on this earth.
I personally hope EVERY mother is aware that there are still people who know their true worth, and I pray that they know it themselves.


3 comments:

  1. Sammie dont let them discourage you or get to you. There are many women now a days and even in the scriptures that were mothers and much more and look what they accomplished. Some people just cant grasp the important role mothers play, especially in the world today. Do what will make you happy. keep your chin up!

    "Much of the major growth that is coming to the church in the last days... will happen to the degree that the women of the church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the church are seen as distinct and different- in happy ways- from the women of the world." Pres Spencer W. Kimball.

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  2. What an amazing post! You made my day. I have stayed home with my five wonderful children for 11 1/2 years now, and no job could give me such rewards as this. It is such a challenge and such a blessing. Thank you for your insight on Motherhood. Here's one of my favorite quotes from David O McKay:
    "The greatest forces in the world are not the earthquakes and the thunderbolts. The greatest forces in the world are babies. And greater than the babies are the mothers who give them life and mold their thoughts and set their highest ideals"

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  3. I have to say that you made my day also! I totally agree with you 100%! I know you are going to make an amazing wife and mother and I hope you keep remembering all that you have said in this post, you are SO awesome Sammie and I am SO happy for you!

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