I know most women do and pretty often! Here's what Julie Beck had to say about this:
"A good woman knows that she does not have enough time, energy, or opportunity to take care of all of the people or do all of the worthy things her heart yearns to do...A good woman must constantly resist alluring and deceptive messages from many sources telling her that she is entitled to more time away from her responsibilities and that she deserves a life of greater ease and independence. But with personal revelation, she can prioritize correctly and navigate this life confidently."
Yes! Thank you, Sister Beck!
You can read all of Sister Beck's talk from this past conference by clicking on this link:
"He leaned back in his chair and reached for his wife's hand and said, "Now, young women, I would like you to meet my queen." There seated next to him was his wife, Emma Ray McKay. Although she did not wear a crown of sparkling diamonds, nor was she seated on a throne, I knew she was a true queen. Her white hair was her crown, and her pure eyes sparkled like jewels. ..Hers was a beauty that cannot be purchased. It came from years of seeking the best gifts, becoming well educated, seeking knowledge by study and also by faith. It came from years of hard work, of faithfully enduring trials with optimism, trust, strength, and courage. It came from her unwavering devotion and fidelity to her husband, her family, and the Lord.
On that fall day in Huntsville, Utah, I was reminded of my divine identity, and I learned about what I now call "deep beauty"- the kind of beauty that shines from the inside out. It is the kind of beauty that cannot be painted on, surgically created, or purchased. It is the kind of beauty that doesn't wash off. "
Here is a picture of President McKay and his queen Emma Ray. I want to be like her when I grow up.
I hope we all remember today that each one of us was born to be a queen, because we were. I am so grateful for the wonderful plan of salvation and for the part Heavenly Father has created for me, and all women.
You can read Sister Dalton's full talk by clicking on the link 'Remember Who You Are' under Good Words That Inspire.
I am sure most of you have probably heard of this woman, Stephanie Nielsen. Her story is so beautiful, and she is such an inspiration to me and to so many women that I had to put it on this blog that celebrates women. Here is a woman who is able to rejoice in her role amidst great hardship and pain. She knows who she is and what an honor and privilege it is to be a woman. I rejoice in her example! She is truly the definition of real beauty. Her example strengthens my resolve to focus on what really matters in my own life and to not listen to what the world says is important.
Julie Beck, Relief Society General President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
I too have a testimony of the divine role of women. Yesterday I was overcome by the influence I have over my children through a simple display at our breakfast table. My little J and I were eating cereal and as I finished, I drank the milk from the bowl. Upon seeing me do this, little J immediately put down his spoon and picked up his bowl and drank his milk just the same as he had seen me do (of course his dribbled all down his chin and made a big puddle on his lap:). I laughed and then was overcome with the realization that I am his greatest example of what is good and acceptable to do. Feeling a bit overwhelmed at my responsibility, I prayed for help from my Heavenly Father to be the example to my children that He wants me to be. I felt His peace and reassurance...and I rejoiced in my womanhood!