My family is of the utmost importance to me. I love being a wife, a mother, a daughter and a sister. My parents raised me with love and compassion. They were excellent examples. I am blessed to be a part of a strong family and I am also blessed to have an even larger family, since we are all sons and daughters of God. Raising my children to be strong and happy in the gospel is critical to my own happiness both here on earth and eternally. I know that if my family can live together forever and I thank my Heavenly Father every time I pray for that knowledge and that blessing.
“I invoke the blessings of heaven upon each of you. May your homes be filled with peace, harmony, courtesy, and love. May they be filled with the Spirit of the Lord. May you nurture and nourish your testimonies of the gospel, that they will be a protection to you against the buffetings of Satan.” Thomas S. Monson, Until We Meet Again, April 2013 General Conference
"There is no substitute for love." Thomas S. Monson, Come, All Ye Sons of God, April 2013 General Conference
"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly. " Thomas S. Monson Finding Joy in the Journey, October 2008 General Conference
"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows." Thomas S. Monson Finding Joy in the Journey, October 2008 General Conference
“There is another way you and I have felt Him grow closer to us. As we give devoted service to Him, He draws closer to those we love in our families.” President Henry B. Eyring, "Come Unto Me" April 2013 General Conference
"Heavenly Father loves all His children. This is an immensely powerful idea that children can begin to understand through the love and sacrifice of their earthly parents. Love is the most powerful force in the world. I pray that every parent is providing the kind of loving example that encourages the rising generation to understand the love of God toward them and the great desire of our Heavenly Father that all of His children on earth do what is necessary to qualify for the choicest blessings of eternity." Dallin H. Oaks, "The Gospel Culture", Ensign, March 2012
“The combination of husband and wife working together is more than one and one makes two; it grows in geometric proportions as she magnifies you and your assignment.” Elder L. Tom Perry, Church News, 21 Feb. 1976, p. 7.
“Where is happiness, real happiness? Nowhere but in God. By possessing the spirit of our holy religion, we are happy in the morning, we are happy at noon, we are happy in the evening; for the spirit of love and union is with us, and we rejoice in the spirit because it is of God, and we rejoice in God, for he is the giver of every good thing.” Elder L. Tom Parry, "Trust in the Lord", April 1978 General Conference
“Marriage brings greater possibilities for happiness than does any other human relationship. Yet some married couples fall short of their full potential. They let their romance become rusty, take each other for granted, allow other interests or clouds of neglect to obscure the vision of what their marriage really could be. Marriages would be happier if nurtured more carefully.” Russell M. Nelson, "Nurturing Marriage", April 2006 General Conference
“There is inspired wisdom in this advice to parents: what your children really want for dinner is you.” Dallin H. Oaks, "Good, Better, Best" October 2007 General Conference
“Remember that families are the highest priority of all, especially in those formative years.” Jeffrey R. Holland "Because She is a Mother" April 1997 General Conference