I have come to realize that
My house may never be perfectly clean,
Or aesthetically correct.
I may not always be up to date
With the latest fashion.
Perhaps my nails are not always nicely manicured.
But I do have consolation in knowing
My children are happy And on the correct path,
Because I put in the time,
The patience, the sacrifice, and the love.
Thank you, Lord for the grace
To see the meaning and significance in a mother's love.
(excerpt from my book, Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers)