Other Quotes About Mothers

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“Of all the words they could have chosen to define her role and her essence, both God the Father and Adam called Eve ‘the mother of all living’—and they did so before she ever bore a child. Like Eve, our motherhood began before we were born…Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women.”
 
Sheri L. Dew, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Are We Not All Mothers?” October 2001 General Conference

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“Yours is the grand tradition of Eve, the mother of all the human family, the one who understood that she and Adam had to fall in order that ‘men [and women] might be’ and that there would be joy. Yours is the grand tradition of Sarah and Rebekah and Rachel, without whom there could not have been those magnificent patriarchal promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob which bless us all. Yours is the grand tradition of Lois and Eunice and the mothers of the 2,000 stripling warriors. Yours is the grand tradition of Mary, chosen and foreordained from before this world was, to conceive, carry, and bear the Son of God Himself.”
 
Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Because She Is a Mother,” April 1997 General Conference

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“As a mother I have made mistakes. Regardless of culture or country, we all make mistakes in our mothering. But through repentance and the atonement of Jesus Christ, and by continually communicating his love, miracles can happen, wrongs can be righted. Never give up. Never let your arms hang down.”
 
Mary F. Foulger, Relief Society General Board member
Motherhood and the Family,” October 1980 General Conference

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“To mothers raising children alone, remember that you and the Lord constitute a majority. As your arms encircle your little ones, his arms are there, too. Feel secure, for his arms are lengthened out toward us all the day long.”
 
Mary F. Foulger, Relief Society General Board member
Motherhood and the Family,” October 1980 General Conference

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“My mother died three weeks before my first child was born. How I longed for her. My Relief Society sisters have been my mother. I have felt the Lord’s arms encircled about me through sacred sisterhood, through enlightenment and training received in Relief Society.”
 
Mary F. Foulger, Relief Society General Board member
Motherhood and the Family,” October 1980 General Conference

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