In honor of Mother's Day, Time Out for Women (TOFW) ran a #TheMomInHer contest. Here were some touching posts gathered from beloved LDS authors and performers, from Elaine Dalton to Nathan Pacheco.
When I was a teenager, I made the mistake of making the remark, "I get along with boys way better than I do with girls," in front of my grandmother. My grandmother, who I called, Mom, because she raised me, quickly let me know that, "I was a woman, who came from a woman, who came from a woman, therefore in this house we respect and honor women!" That day I learned, 1) if you're going to try to make slick teenager remarks, don't do it in front of your Mom. And 2) I learned that women who honor women, raise girls who become women that honor women. I'm grateful for my Mom's lesson, it has blessed my life to be open to the love and help of the women in my communities. Today, I honor my Mom, Susie Mae Thomas, and the many woman that I am honored to know and love because of her lesson of love. --#TamuSmith 💕 #themominher #mothersday #sharegoodness
Elaine S. Dalton
Five years ago, my magnificent 92-year-old mother passed away. She left this mortal existence as she had lived—quietly. Her life was not what she had planned. Her husband, my father, passed away when he was 45, leaving her with three children—me and my two brothers. She lived 47 years as a widow. She supported our family by teaching school during the day and teaching piano lessons at night. She cared for her aging father, my grandfather, who lived next door. She made sure that each of us received a college education. In fact, she insisted on it so that we could be “contributors.” And she never complained. She kept her covenants, and because she did, she called down the powers of heaven to bless our home and to send miracles. She relied on the power of prayer, priesthood, and covenant promises. She was faithful in her service to the Lord. Her steadfast devotion steadied us, her children. She often repeated the scripture: “I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise.” That was her motto, and she knew it was true. She understood what it meant to be a covenant keeper. She was never recognized by the world. She didn’t want that. She understood who she was and whose she was—a daughter of God. Indeed, it can be said of our mother that she acted well her part. Thank you mom for your light!
“This is a picture painted from a tiny photo of her as a sister missionary in Portland. My mother, myself, and my two daughters followed her as sister missionaries!”
My mom and my sweetheart. They are strong and faithful and my life is happy because of them. .... Repost the hashtag #themominher and a pic of the woman that inspires you to win tickets to see me perform at @tofw_timeoutforwomen this fall! #happymothersday to all the incredible and supportive women in my life!
We are so grateful for the mothers in our lives! We would be nowhere without these women right here! They are light, they are goodness and they are love. Show the love for the women in your lives by entering #themominher contest by @tofw_timeoutforwomen to win some free tickets to Time Out for Women this fall! #happymothersday #tofw2017 #deseretbook
The thing I love most about her is the way everyone gravitates to where she is. She is light. She is love. She is genuine acceptance. She is your greatest cheerleader. And when you leave her, you are filled with that light you see emanating from the center of this photograph. What I love the most about her is the mom in her. She is the mother I hope to be. Love you mom!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ So grateful for this opportunity to join #themominher campaign. Is there a woman you admire? As Mother's Day approaches, maybe you could share what you love most about her!
This is my daughter. She is the only girl out of six kids, so she ends up helping me "mother" quite a bit. She's only 10 years old, and she's not the oldest, yet all of her brothers have been blessed by the #TheMomInHer. It reminds me that all women, even those who don't have children, even young girls, have a mother inside. What an honor that God entrusted us as women, young and old, with these gifts. I love watching these blossom in her. ❤️🌷 (Ps, @tofw_timeoutforwomen is giving away some tickets AND running a crazy promotion for Mother's Day! Check it out and COME SEE US this year!)