Because of my involvement with Ordain Women, I have many conversations about women and priesthood. These conversations often include thoughts on motherhood and personal experiences from mothers. In a recent conversation with my sisters, one spoke passionately about her role as a mother, explaining that being a mother had been the most elevating and also harrowing thing she had ever done. And then said, “when I hear that women should have Priesthood, it makes me feel that Motherhood is not enough, and that my experience with motherhood are not valued.”
Though, I am not a mother, I respect motherhood immensely and I value the wisdom of mothers I know. I believe that motherhood would be enhanced by priesthood ordination, giving women additional resources and strength. Others, however, see the responsibility as an additional weight on an already heavy load.
What do you think? Is motherhood enough?