This week, I struggled to recognize the value I add to our family. All I could see were my many weaknesses and none of my strengths.
Then my husband showed me this article, called The Invisible Mother by WhatcomFamilies.com. It reminded me of what I am working for as a mother, and also what my mother (and my mother-in-law) worked for in raising me and Jeff. None of the details of our lives of raising children are lost in the eyes of our Heavenly Father, though they often go unnoticed to everyone but Him.
I couldn't help but think of the many breathtaking monuments we saw during our adventure in Europe this summer. Though we can't know the names of the creators nor the sacrifices made in the making of these masterpieces, we do know the majesty of their enduring gifts.
Take a look...
|Cathedral in Puerto de Mallorca, Spain|
|Stained glass window in Mallorca, Spain|
|details on the cathedral in Lucca, Italy.|
|Tower of Pisa, Italy|
|Pisa baptistry, Italy|
|Colosseum in Rome, Italy|
|Pantheon in Rome, Italy|
|inside the Pantheon in Rome, Italy|
|Unnamed cathedral in Venice, Italy|
|Doge's Palace in Venice, Italy|
|Tiled floor of San Marco's Cathedral in Venice, Italy|
|Rialto bridge in Venice, Italy|
|Santa Anna's Cathedral in Venice, Italy|
|Inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Marseilles, France|
|Salt Lake City Temple in Utah|
I believe I am a complex, purposefully constructed cathedral created by my parents both earthly and heavenly. I also believe that my children are beautiful cathedrals in the making. No monotonous detail lacks value in the lives of our precious little mini-cathedrals :).