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12 January 2010

“When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens ...prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses? When the surf of the centuries has made the great pyramids so much sand, the everlasting family will still be standing, because it is a celestial institution, formed outside telestial time. The women of God know this.” -Neil A. Maxwell


Jeannetta said...

Spontaneous tears. What a beautiful quote. I miss that man. Thanks for passing this along :)

Annie said...

Thank you for sharing this profound, beautiful quote. How inspiring. I needed that right now. Thanks again.

Ritsumei said...

My sister sent it to me on Facebook. I've added it to my list of "mothering quotes." There's some amazing things people have said about Mothers and the value of what we do in the home. There's a link to my favorites in my sidebar.

I told my sister that it's just what I needed: it's so true, yet so hard to hold on to, to REALLY believe, when you're doing the every day work of Being the Mom.


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