The Blessings of Everyday
Thank you, dear Lord for my life,
and the blessings of everyday.
Thank you for the children You have blessed me with.
Help me to remember that they are on loan to me,
So that I may help mold their consciences
And allow them to grow.
Teach me to teach them
As I strive to help them find
The true essence of themselves.
Help me to find the opportunities
To grow along with them
As we journey through life
In the profound blessing of the family.
(from my book, Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers)