Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother’s image is the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of the young child’s mind. ~ President David O. McKay
by Pete Ferguson
I’m traveling for work this week, but wanted to drop a line about moms. Especially since I’m married to one of the best moms I know.
It is amazing to see my wife transform over the years to being a great mom. It requires a selflessness I can’t match, but work to emulate.
Miles – almost three – will often say “I want my mom” as though I am some stranger and regardless of how much fun we are having together. At night he dives for her when I sit down with him on the bed. Not fair in a way, but I’m glad he feels loved.
My mom sacrificed much to raise six children. She was at home when we arrived and defended us when we got into trouble – then talked to us later about our actions.
I’ve had a lot of fun with my mom in recent years. While living in Hong Kong, I would travel for business and she and I would tour the Great Buddah, or take a ferry to a new island and explore.
It is amazing the power women have on us. Men too, but our relationship with our mothers started physically 8-9 months prior to our fathers.
If you are a mom – I hope you had a great Mother’s Day!