Motherhood is 'ultimate career'

Women are as varied in their beauty, in the shape and hue of their glory, as are the flowers; as much an ever-changing source of pleasure and delight. And love is the kernel around which all their beauty, wisdom and joy are formed.

As Louisa May Alcott observed, "Love is a great beautifier." And no one gives love, craves love, or knows more about love than women. Charlotte Bronte wrote of one of her heroines: "Now she seemed merry as a lark; in her lover's genial presence, she glanced like some soft glad light. How beautiful she grew in her happiness."

Women have a special capacity for responding to and desiring the things of the Spirit, but the world works to dull and destroy this -- to diminish the eternal qualities of women -- and weaken the sacred differences that define each sex.

If you think about it, great men and great women, through all generations of time, have honored womanhood. It is only lesser men and lesser women who abuse and dishonor it. This seems to apply especially to the role of motherhood.

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