Dear Heavenly Father,
What a wonderful privilege it is to look at these two beautiful faces each day and to know that you have entrusted their lives to Jason's and my care. The role of motherhood is certainly demanding, overwhelming, and humbling, but above all, it is a tremendous honor and blessing!
So many days I feel vastly unqualified for the job. It's easy to become frustrated with excessive whining (times 2!), difficult to stay patient when food is flying off the high chair tray or when I'm moving one of the boys away from a "no-zone" for the millionth time, and a challenge to stay energetic after long days of chasing after these busy little boys. I often second-guess my parenting decisions and over-analyze every problem ... Please, dear Father, grant me the wisdom and the endurance that you know I need as a mommy. It is impossible to fulfill this role without your guidance and strength.
Thank you for the remarkable young boys that you have put into my life. Their smiles, giggles, and hugs warm my heart each day. It is such a miracle to watch them grow and develop from helpless infants to independent little toddlers. What a joy it is to see their unique personalities begin to emerge! Guide these boys as they continue to mature, and strengthen their hearts with a deep love for you as their Savior.
Most of all, thank you for your example of unconditional love and forgiveness. Help me to daily learn from your example as I love and raise my own children. Make me a mommy after your own heart! Thank you for the gift that these precious boys are from your hand.
In Jesus' name. Amen.