I'm reminding myself: You don't "get your groove back." You find a new groove. And the finding is a journey. And the journey is every bit as important as arriving at the destination. Babies don't keep. Find grace in the moment, because the moment is all too fleeting. Peaceful mothers rest in the knowledge that His grace and strength are sufficient to do His will. His will is that we are gentle, quiet mothers and holy wives.
Good St. Anne, you were especially favored by God to be the mother of the most holy Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Savior. By your power with your most pure daughter and with her divine Son, kindly obtain for us the grace and the favor we now seek. Please secure for us also forgiveness of our past sins, the strength to perform faithfully our daily duties and the help we need to persevere in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen.