A Litany for Mothers
From the belief that I am alone in my motherhood, deliver me Jesus.
From the belief that my productivity lies within a completed checklist, deliver me Jesus.
From the idol of business, deliver me Jesus.
From the belief that my husband and I are the same, deliver me Jesus.
From the self hate about all perceived shortcomings, deliver me Jesus.
That I am more than what I get done in a day, Jesus grant me the grace to believe it.
That the truth about who I am as a mother lies in the love of my children’s faces, and not in the world’s constant gaze, Jesus grant me the grace to see it.
That I am different from my husband as a parent, and there is a deep and blessed beauty in that, Jesus grant me the grace to believe it.
That I am right where I am supposed to be, doing all that You perfectly will for me to do, Jesus grant me the grace to own it.
Copyright © 2023 Sarah White
Sarah White is a wife and momma to two toddlers and a little one due this holiday season! She loves to write about the holiness in food, the call of motherhood in her life, and how good (and hard) it is to take your little children to mass. When she’s not eating bread these days, she’s baking it. And truly wouldn’t have it any other way! You can catch Sarah’s face over on YouTube with Catholic Match videos and on her Instagram: @millennialfiat