We believe one of the most important aspects of our being a Mormon Mommy Writer is the Priesthood-Holder Daddy Supporters that stand with us. When I told my husband that I was going to write a book with my sister, he was supportive from the very beginning. I thanked him one day for being so supportive of this crazy idea. He basically said he felt that he would be stupid not to because if he didn't he would really regret it when we are successful and famous! It makes me happy to know that he believes in me, and it gives me courage to keep going when I have so many doubts about this whole process.
For us our husbands play a significant role in our writing. Even though they have little to do with the actual writing process they are the silent courage that keeps us going, the constant encouragement when we feel we're no good. They have made our dream their dream, and by doing so they have brought it to life for us.
We have learned how vital it is to have a support system in the writing world, someone who can do a final read-through, or offer suggestions, someone to give us the courage to put our thoughts out there. Sometimes it is just to have someone to understand that the reason the house is a disaster when he walks through the door is because we spent hours on the phone talking and writing together.
There are so many days when we feel that we are like little kids among adults in the writing community, we wonder if we'll ever grow up to be like all of you! But our stalwart husbands stand by our side and say, "If you want it, go for it!"
"I give council to husbands and wives. Pray for the love which allows you to see the good in your companion. Pray for the love that makes weaknesses and mistakes seems small. Pray for the love to make your companion's joy your own. Pray for the love to want to lessen the load and soften the sorrows of your companion." -Pres. Henry B. Eyring