After studying the verse Proverbs 14:1 for my Ministry of Motherhood Study I became a little creative:
Jesus, please grant me the serenity
to accept that I cannot control my children.
Courage to not scream and yell at them uncontrollably
And wisdom to know when to discipline them and when to just let it go
Living one moment at a time,Enjoying one moment at a time
Accepting each "instance" as a test
Taking, as other mothers have before me, this crazy season of life
As it is, and not how I planned it
Trusting that You will make things okay
If I surrender to my ministry of motherhood,
That I may enjoy the good times
And be supremely happy once they have grown and left my home
and that they will learn when they have children of their very own.
The wise woman builds her house,
but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. Proverbs 14:1