Let nothing rob you of the interior joy of motherhood.
Don’t let fears, worries, other people’s comments or problems lessen your joy at being God’s means of bringing a new life to the world.
Prepare yourself for the birth of your child, but without obsessing, and join in Mary’s song of joy: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant” (Lk 1:46-48).
Try to experience this serene excitement amid all your many concerns, and ask the Lord to preserve your joy, so that you can pass it on to your child.
~Amoris Laetitia, No. 171
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