Mother: Divinely Appointed

"Divinely Appointed"

We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.- The Family: A Proclamation to the World.

Story Behind the Art

Motherhood is such a sacred opportunity. I love the line in the proclamation stating that the way mortal life is created is “divinely appointed”. That can include conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. Most women are blessed with physical gifts to bring children into this world. But more importantly, women are blessed with spiritual gifts to help with the sacred calling of motherhood. I am thankful to my model K’lynn, who posed for me at 40 weeks, carrying her 7th child. - Mandy Jane Williams