Fear that my words won't be good enough. Fear that they will inspire contention. Fear that I will alienate good friends and that I might offend where no offense is intended. Fear of confrontation.
While I was listening to General Conference today, Pres. Nelson's talk really stood out to me. He talked about the need for women to take a stand. That we need women who know how to receive personal inspiration and who can speak up with confidence and clarity.
I'm not so sure that I can speak up with enough confidence and clarity, but Pres. Nelson promised that the Holy Ghost will magnify our influence. So, I'm going to take advantage of that promise. I will be blogging a little more frequently about things that matter to me. I want to show motherhood as a lot of work, but a divinely inspired calling. It is the vocation I chose, so I should be able to defend my choice. I want to defend the sanctity of life, to show the glory of a new life.