Our lesson today in Relief Society prompted me to do some self-evaluation: what kind of worker am I these days? What kind of example am I setting for my children? How am I really doing?
Motherhood goes through different stages. I was a very hard worker when the children were younger. Having seven children in 12 years makes for a lot of good work. Continuing to maintain a household with a large family also provides many great opportunities for good work. But what do my children see me doing now?
I decided to ask my children what kind of worker they perceive me to be: a sort-of hard worker, a sometimes hard worker, a mostly hard worker, or a very hard worker. I’m still gathering data. Hmmm. Interesting responses. I definitely think the lesson today was a bit of a wake-up call and a reminder that working hard feels good and teaches much more than just telling a child to work hard. I’ll have to let you now what I learn.