The Greatest Motivator

As my wife and I await the arrival of our first child, I can’t help but feel amazed at the sacrifices women make every day for their children. Each day, not only does my love for my wife increase due to shear appreciation, the same goes for my own mother.

The role of a woman is sacred. It is the highest and holiest calling given among God’s children on the earth. From the first trimester of pregnancy, women begin to sacrifice their bodies for the good of the child, from morning sickness on to the labor pains in the third trimester.

I never understood how any woman could stay motivated through such a task. While laying in bed last night it hit me – it’s pure, true love. There is no other way to explain it.

Before my wife and I found out we were expecting, I would often see posts online from friends who were pregnant, exclaiming how much they were already so in love with their unborn child, and I never understood how that could even be possible. They had never seen the kid, excepting the ultrasound. How could you truly love someone you’ve never met?

Talk about immature thoughts on my part!

You just can’t understand until you are the one in that situation. Once you grasp the fact that you are going to be a parent, and you can see him/her on the screen during the ultrasound, and feel the kicks, etc., love happens naturally.


Love has more power than we can fathom. Love motivates us to reach beyond our limits. Love is why and how woman endure pregnancy. Love is the only true motivator of sacrifice.

So cheers to the moms out there! Especially the new moms to be. The process of pregnancy is tough, but so worth it. Count me as your new fan, cheering you on.

“Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth.” -Marjorie Pay Hinckley


2 thoughts on “The Greatest Motivator

  1. I had four (they’re all grown up, now), and although motherhood isn’t an easy job, I never felt as if I’d sacrificed anything. It was just another one of life’s great adventures, and my kids were my companions who came along to experience it with me.

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