Motherhood Matters by Connie Sokol – Excerpt & Giveaway

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Motherhood Matters

Motherhood is a divine calling—but it may not always feel that way. Now you can show the women in your life how much they matter to you, with this delightful and heartwarming volume of wit and wisdom about the divinity, reality, and rewards of motherhood. Fresher than flowers and sweeter than chocolate, it’s a perfect gift for the women who give so much.

In these hectic days where life’s demands can quickly become a heavy burden, Motherhood Matters helps you find more memorable moments and take the stress out of the to-do lists. Written with clarity, concision, and wit, this short, yet indispensable handbook is better than flowers, more guilt-free than chocolate, and gives back to the woman who sacrifices so much of herself every single day.

 

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Author Connie Sokol
Connie Sokol is a mother of seven, a national and local presenter, and a regular speaker at Education Week. She is a monthly contributor on KSL TV “Studio 5,” and regular blogger for KSL “Motherhood Matters.” She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications, and columnist for Deseret News and Utah Valley Magazine. Mrs. Sokol is the author of several books including the award-nominated romance Caribbean Crossroads, the 8-week Challenge program of Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, Life is Too Short for One Hair Color Series, as well as talk CDs and podcasts. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats.

 

Excerpt:

Mothers are Incredible!

Historian Wallace Stegner observed something particularly noteworthy about the Mormon migration. He said, “Their women are incredible.” (1)

Amen! If you ever doubt it, read the countless Church talks about your value and worth, and the grateful appreciation from leaders of the church. President Spencer W. Kimball said that we had grown strong as an LDS people because the mothers and women had been so selfless. (2)

We are incredible! All that we do as a women, wives, and mothers so often goes unnoticed and unappreciated, but it remains incredible nonetheless.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said of mothers, particularly young mothers, “The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work…Through these years young mothers go longer on less sleep and give more to others with less personal renewal for themselves than any other group I know…It is not surprising when the shadows under their eyes sometimes vaguely resemble the state of Rhode Island.” (3)

I’ve been there. Often. And have looked forward to a future date when I would actually get a full night’s rest. Then came teenagers. At last, I came to the conclusion that the underlying purpose of parenting is to ensure that we don’t adequately sleep for the remainder of our mortal lives.

But we endure it anyway, knowing that this is part and parcel of the gift of being a parent. And that without the investment, we wouldn’t feel the love.

Know the appreciation of so many for each unsung act, unseen tear, and sleep-deprived night.

Mothers really are incredible.

 

 

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