"What do you do?"
It's a loaded question for many women, especially Latter-day Saint women, who recognize the sacred calling of motherhood but sometimes feel overwhelmed--and undervalued--in their roles as mothers.
Author Jane Clayson Johnson has been asked that question on many occasions since trading in a prestigious and rewarding career in network news for the equally challenging career of motherhood. And, like most mothers, Jane has hesitated before answering the question.
In this personal--and honest--narrative, Jane recounts how she has since learned to welcome questions about her role and to respond, with enthusiasm, "I am a mother. "
Her testimony of the gospel and refreshing candor about the realities of motherhood create an immediate connection between reader and author and will inspire women to change the way they feel about being mothers.
Whether you're a mother of young children or are approaching the empty-nest years, you will find affirmation in this book that mothers matter.
"You matter," Jane reminds women, because "a mother's work is God's work"--even on the days and nights that challenge your strength and test your character, and even when the world works overtime to minimize your calling.