::10 Things I LOVE About Being a Mother::
::1:: I LOVE how my children's faces light up when I walk into their classrooms at school.
::2:: I LOVE how Audrey stops crying when I comfort her.
::3:: I LOVE when Owen tells me I'm awesome.
::4:: I LOVE when I watch my children gather together and kneel for prayer.
::5:: I LOVE that Abby gets so excited to create something beautiful.
::6:: I LOVE When Owen asks "will you hold me?"
::7:: I LOVE being outsmarted by my 8 year old while "helping" him with his homework.
::9:: I LOVE being home with them all day, everyday.
::10:: I LOVE that they LOVE each other.
"The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners."