This post is going to be a little different than most of the trivial stuff I normally put on this blog. It will be short, simple, sincere, and completely devoid of references to He-Man characters and reality television.
Elder Ballard's General Conference talk geared toward young mothers really touched me. As a man who is married to a young mother, I want to thank Elder Ballard for his message. (I wanted to call myself a "young father", but I seem to age two years for every one of Andrea's. In twenty years we will be one of those couples where the wife looks like she is in her early forties but the husband looks like he's approaching seventy, even though they are the same age). Most young mothers probably felt loved knowing that an Apostle saw and appreciated the daily sacrifices, struggles, and the pressures of their lives. It made me personally grateful for having a wonderful, supportive, happy, fun, creative, spiritual, and optimistic wife who is raising our children so well. (And she's hot, too).
On occasion I visit the blogs of those of you who comment on my posts. Most of you are young moms with blogs largely focused on your children. How blessed those kids are to have you there to teach, lead, correct, and love them. We are lucky as Normal Mormon Husbands to have so many Normal Mormon Wives doing exactly what Elder Ballard suggested, or will begin doing what he taught a little more often.
Actually, there is nothing "normal" about what each of you do. You are amazing. Thank you!