I watched this today.

And this was my favorite snippet: "Popular culture today often makes women look silly, inconsequential, mindless, and powerless. It objectifies them and disrespects them and then suggests that they are able to leave their mark on mankind only by seduction—easily the most pervasively dangerous message the adversary sends to women about themselves.
And so, my dear young women, with all my heart I urge you not to look to contemporary culture for your role models and mentors. Please look to your faithful mothers for a pattern to follow. Model yourselves after them, not after celebrities whose standards are not the Lord’s standards and whose values may not reflect an eternal perspective. Look to your mother. Learn from her strengths, her courage, and her faithfulness. Listen to her. She may not be a whiz at texting; she may not even have a Facebook page. But when it comes to matters of the heart and the things of the Lord, she has a wealth of knowledge. As you approach the time for marriage and young motherhood, she will be your greatest source of wisdom. No other person on earth loves you in the same way or is willing to sacrifice as much to encourage you and help you find happiness—in this life and forever."
As I watched, my thankfulness for my mother swelled. I'm so grateful for the way she has taught me to grown up and appreciate motherhood. She has never complained about being a mother or staying home or cooking dinner or putting up with all four of us kids fighting and whining and crying, and it is something that I truly admire and aspire to.  She has always taught me that it is important to be a mother and that there is no better gift or joy than motherhood. She has shown me that celebrities aren't who I should look up to but rather, my grandparents and people who have had family life success, but not necessarily worldly success.
I'm so grateful for her in my life and I'm grateful for her never ending love. Truly, she is a mortal angel.
Love always,

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