Latter-day Saint Life

Mothers: How to Find the Joy—Always


Even amid the day-to-day struggles of being a mother, there are ways we as members of the Church can find joy always. 

It was 5 a.m. and my two-year-old started crying. She had a fever and was miserable and we went on to have quite a long day. By 3 p.m., I was ready to crash. But my little people needed me, and my two-year-old would pull open my eyelids anytime I tried to shut them for a little catnap. I was exhausted. And then I remembered something from a couple weeks before. 

Gene R. Cook of the seventy gave a BYU Devotional called “Seek Eternal Happiness.” In it he quotes a first presidency letter that was sent out in which was written: “there is great joy and rejoicing in your posterity, giving one of the great purposes of life.”

I was pondering this in the temple and I realized I needed to find the joy—always.

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