Sunday, July 29, 2012


"I'm a model, ya know what I mean?" Pshh. 

My latest Sunday attire. 

So today in Young Women's (a class for girls ages 12-18 (I teach every other week)) the Bishop gave our lesson. He's a fairly new bishop, so I don't know him as well as our last bishop. I had never really heard him converse with teenage girls before so I didn't know that he was so funny. Haha. That's beside the point. ANYWAY. The lesson was about boys: what the girls liked and disliked about the young men of their generation, and what they would look for in a husband-to-be. (I know this may sound like mormon girls are bred at a young age to become "the perfect wife" or whatever, but please don't misunderstand. This wasn't the bishop's intention.) 

Near the end of the lesson the topic slightly changed. He asked what the most important thing a woman can do is. None of the girls guessed it, so he directed the question toward the leaders. We all answered, "Becoming a mother." I know that some people who are not of our faith will probably get angry at that answer. "You mormon women think that's all that you're good for?" No. I don't believe that that is all that I'm supposed to do in this world, but I know that it's something that I am excited to do because by doing so, I will help to bring Heavenly Father's children into this world. Bishop then asked one of us leaders to give an explanation on why we thought this way. I suggested that a leader who actually has children should answer the question, but all the girls wanted to hear from me? So I explained why becoming a mother is essential to God's plan. After talking about it, I kind of surprised myself about how plain and clearly I was able to explain my feelings on the subject. I think talking aloud about your feelings can really help you to learn things about yourself. 
I felt such peace after I answered the question, and kind of an affirmation that what I felt was right. 
Right for me. 
I'm not saying that it's a sin if a woman chooses not to become a mother. But I do want to say that mothers should be given appreciation and respect, I guess. Everyone should! 

Whoa, I didn't expect for this post to get all deep and religious-y. I usually try to avoid bringing up religion on the blog... on the internet in general, actually. I never want to offend anyone by "saying something wrong" and I most certainly don't want to start a debate. But I remember a friend once saying, "It's your blog and you can post whatever you want!" He didn't say it to me directly, but I like that motto. 

dress, brooch: thrifted, shoes: Payless, sunglasses: Charlotte Russe

Speaking of mothers, my mom has these same sunglasses. Yeah, we bought them at the same time. How cute? 

p.s. I'm not pregnant :) 


  1. Lol pregnancy definitely crossed my mind... I admire you for being able to speak your feelings so clearly. And THAT DRESS, is of course super cute! Love it.


  2. I definitely agree! It's a woman's choice, which should be respected, but she shouldn't let the opinions of other push her in one way or another. I just started following your blog, and already, you're like the coolest ever! :)


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