Sunday, November 25, 2012
Lots of White
I want to say something profound and wise about the experience of parenthood and motherhood. But alas! Everything I try to compose sounds preachy, cliché, condescending, hokey or could be misjudged. So in the sincerest of sentiment, with only love in my heart, I would like to say that I think parenthood will give a person a better perspective on love, sacrifice, and the world in general than any other experience you could have. No traveling, no career, no "freedom." Some people just want an easy life. You won't get an easy life by being a parent. You will get a perspective and experience that can cause amazement and wonder for the rest of your life.
I have deep respect for parents. I would choose a parents advice over an adult who has voluntarily opted out of parenthood. President David O McKay quoted, "No other success can compensate for failure in the home." I would argue that not even trying is complete failure. That is why I am a parent that tries every day. I am happy and I am better for it. I love being a parent!