Monday, November 4

My Dream Job

Being a mom is my dream job. I'm serious. And you think you like kids now? Wait until you have your own (it's infinitely better). I love children, but Tenley is a highlight in my every day life now. Her existence alone makes me feel so incredibly happy and grateful that I have been given the opportunity to be her mom. She causes me to love my role as a mother so much that I can't help but look forward to having more babies that I hope are as wonderful (and amazingly easy!!) as their eldest sister has been. Sure it has its challenges like any job--but they are immensely worth it. And though changing diapers and getting spit up or pooped on are never fun, it's definitely better when it's your own child. (Don't worry, you'll learn it's better to laugh about it rather than get upset that it happened.)

Motherhood, like marriage, is sacred. Because of this, like any other sacred topic, it is being attacked in today's world. Motherhood is degraded, looked down upon, and called too great a sacrifice for the modernized women of today. While it is a sacrifice, it is not as many people now believe, one that is not worthwhile. The benefits and blessings are endless. What could possibly be more important than raising a new generation of children that are prepared to tackle every challenge that this increasingly evil world throws at them? I can't think of anything. Those people who constantly complain or preach that the world is messed up and ask the question, "who would want to bring children in it?" have zero perspective. People are going to have children anyway, and it is therefore important that these precious children have loving parents--and especially a devoted mother--to teach and instruct them. I love this inspired talk by our last prophet in these latter days, President Gordon B. Hinckley, called "Your Greatest Challenge, Mother". It really emphasizes the precious nature of a mother's role.
Who wouldn't love to stare at this pretty face all day??
If you look down on motherhood or mothers in any way, stop. Stop it now. Have some gratitude for your own mother and read these quotes by two of our most famous former presidents of the United States of America.

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
~George Washington

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
~Abraham Lincoln

Being a mom is so much fun. If I had known how happy it would make me, I'd have begged Dalin to have children sooner. I can't say I would trade this role for any other job in the world. But if I were capable of being a mother and something else, well, there are a number of things that interest me.

An editor (You should already know all about this one--I love to read and I love to improve people's work--and I would love it if I could read all day!)
A good writer (Writing daily in my journal and frequently on this blog have only served to increase this desire. But being a writer is easy. It's being a good writer that is the hard part)
An artist
An English, Spanish, or Art teacher
A tennis coach
An interior designer 
A movie director

Do any of those surprise you?

I always used to want to be an interior designer until one day in middle school gym class, I remember the class going around in a circle naming off our dream job and like five girls said interior designer, so then I didn't want to do it anymore.

I don't know all that being a movie director entails, but I know that when I am coming up with an idea for a book I'd like to write, I am always imagining the scene as though it were a movie and I think it would be fun to make my own movie (or one that I would want to watch).

What is your dream job and why?  

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