Here’s a candid shot I furtively snapped during last week’s wedding reception. A young lady in my ward gently holding infant girl (I don’t remember whose) while watching the festivities.
I’ve noticed that when single, childless women are exposed to young children it awakens a deep and instinctive desire to have children themselves. “Baby lust”, as I sometimes call it. I know that sounds pejorative, but I do recognize the noble nature of the desire to be a mom and raise children.
"I can’t wait to have my own little ones," I recall over-hearing one young woman tell her friend.
"…I can’t wait to dress them up!"
In LDS culture, motherhood is considered the highest calling. And you know what? I see nothing wrong with that. It’s a wonderful thing.