4.24.2008

Motherhood

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest-salaried jobs in any field, since the payment is pure love." ~Mildred B. Vermont *[I include grandma-hood in this quote as well!]

Mark was being set apart for his new calling last night and the Stake presidency member taking care of it asked me how I was. I thought about it, and then replied that I was the luckiest person in the world because on Sundays, I got to go to Primary and be with the children there, and during the week, I spent time with my daughter and grandkiddoes. I added though that the pay wasn't great and he immediately disagreed and told me the pay was the best ever -- which took me back to this quote.

And he was right. There's no better paying job in the world.

14 comments:

Mel said...

What a wonderful thought. So true. Motherhood would definitely have the best pay.

Emily said...

Such a good way of looking at it! Love the quote - Thanks once again for your wonderful words of wisdom :)

100 Percent Cottam said...

very cute!!!

Emily J. said...

Fantastic Quote. I am stealing it for my blog. Hope you don't mind.

Tiburon said...

Love it. Great post :) I couldn't agree with you more!

Christina said...

Nice quote! Love that thought.

Mia said...

What a sweet thought Jan! Love is the best payment of them all.

Cammie said...

It's a wonderful quote, but hard to remember when scrubbing crayon off walls at 10pm. You know? I need to refocus for sure!

Chris and Tara Mason said...

I love that picture! It's one of my favorites!

hoLLy said...

that is seriously the cutest picture ever! looks like you were havin a grand ol time!

Jori said...

What a cute picture!!! You and Mark are such fabulous grandparents! I love Maya's shirt.

Hacking it up said...

Perfectly put!
I love watching you with the primary kids and your grandkids...we're all very lucky to have you!

Jacqueline said...

i love reading your blog. i love that it reminds me how precious my kids are-even when they are not :)

Home Sweet Home with the Englehart's... said...

I wanna slide down the grassy slope too! Pure love is what gets me through the day!!! Now, if their ears would work really well...we'd all be happy! Thanks for sharing the quote!