Grant me the grace to be more patient:
when children are misbehaving,
and food is not eaten.
when the budget is short
and all bills are always rising.
When my husband is busy
and he tends to forget our anniversary
When laundries are piled up
and I have no time for myself
When household chores tend
to be routinary and I feel I am a robot.
I don’t ask you lord, that I may be appreciated.
I don;t work that I may be praised;
nor do I complain or seek comfort.
What I ask of you is to grant me
the grace to be more persevering.
Because I will do these things again
just to give the best to my children.
Let all these household duties be
the expressions of my all encompassing
concern for them.
Let everything I do be a sign of my devotion
to all entrusted to my care.
Let everyday schedules not quench my
desire to serve my loved one.
Grant me the grace Lord, to be more
patient that I may continue to be a
faithful, and ever loving wife,
a committed and caring mother.
May I continue to express my love
through my works, as food is cooked.
And table is set, clothes are washed
and ready to wear, and house is clean.
Grant me the grace to control my temper.
I must always be there to listen to their
stories, accompany my husband
in his problems
to provide for their needs and ease
Grant me the grace that I may be
a forever loving mother,
forever a faithful wife.
a true friend and a loyal companion
to my husband and children,
whom I most cherish and love,
and whom I consider your most precious gift.
Ronald & Sofie
November 19, 2010 ❤