A thought from the scriptures

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. - John 16:21

"There is no miracle in all the world like the creation of new life," President Gordon B. Hinckley, then second counselor in the First Presidency, said at October 1985 general conference. "There is no responsibility greater than rearing children in `the nurture and admonition of the Lord.' (Eph. 6:4.)"Without a mother's efforts, her pain, her family concerns and service, it goes without saying that the race would soon die. The purposes of God would be totally frustrated.

"Her partnership with the Almighty in bringing to pass His eternal plan is a blessing that no man can enjoy in the same sense.

" . . .To you who are mothers, I wish to say that I know that your labors are heavy, that your burdens are many, that the task of rearing children in this complex age is a serious and demanding one. But there can be no doubt that as the years pass you will enjoy a sense of satisfaction that will come in no other way. You will enjoy a measure of peace, of love, of that gladness which is deep and sweet and good and which can come from no other source."

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