“When I Grow Up … I Want to Be a Mom,” Friend, May 2014, 30
Being a mom is the most important job I’ve ever had. I started preparing to be a mother when I was very young. My mom was my first and best example. She was patient and always loved me, no matter what. When I grew up, I worked as a television journalist and interviewed many people from all over the world. The experiences I had before I became a mother helped me appreciate what a special responsibility being a mom is.
I love to say that I’m a mom. I do lots of things for my children every day. I cook for them. I wash their clothes. I drive them to school. But the most important part of my job is to teach them. I teach them to be kind and honest and to work hard and do their best. I teach them to serve others.
Being a mom can be lots of fun! My kids and I love to make brownies, go to baseball games, make s’mores over a campfire, and sing Primary songs together.
The best part is when I see my children saying their prayers. Or when they reach out and help someone who is lonely or sad. I love it when my children give me big hugs and tell me how much they love me. No other job in the world could bring me such joy!
Being a mom is not always easy. Sometimes it’s really hard. But I’ve learned to rely on Heavenly Father, and He helps me make good decisions for my family. I’m a better mother when I listen to the Spirit. I hope my children will always remember that I have a strong testimony of the gospel. I hope they feel that Heavenly Father and Jesus love them every single day.