Covenant Motherhood by Stephanie Dibb Sorensen is an inspiring book for Latter-day Saint mothers who wish to refresh their understanding of the Atonement and how covenants, the atonement, and the life and mission of Jesus Christ directly relate to their own role in their homes as mothers to children.
As the mother of young children myself, I found Sister Sorensen’s personal stories to be directly applicable to my own situations, and I found the quotes and scriptures she provided (as well as her own insights) to be inspiring and timely.
I really needed the reminder of God’s grace right now in my life. Motherhood has never been easy for me, but with a new baby coming soon (about two months left!) and the new homeschooling year starting, I feel an extra need for understanding as to why I’ve been called to homeschool, how I can cope being a mom to three kids instead of two (which is already difficult), and so forth. Sister Sorensen’s book provides clear glimpses in to the eternal plan of Heavenly Father. By being a mother, I am being refined in to who I need to be, for fulfilling my role helps me emulate the Savior’s example.
The book is short — just over 100 pages, and yet, I find myself revisiting and rereading passages over and over again. I love rediscovering great quotes from the prophets and apostles, and reading Sister Sorensen’s book has only encouraged me to turn to the scriptures and the General Conference addresses more frequently on those difficult days.
I feel so blessed to have discovered this book. In fact, I’ve decided to write a few posts at my Line upon Line Learning homeschool blog to hopefully provide even more insight and testimony for other homeschooling (or otherwise) moms. I think it is a good reminder for those who, like me, feel called to this role or homeschooling and motherhood only to find it far more difficult than expected. Many days, I feel incapable of succeeding. Sister Sorensen’s book reminds me that I only can with my Savior’s grace.