Saint Monica is the patron Saints of Mothers, and I think they need one. My wife has come close on several occassions to reducing my family's number. I am reminded of a joke from comedian Adam Ferrara which I cannot recall in it's entirety. Instead of thinking about the misdeeds of little ones, let us think about the misdeeds of big children. Let's ask saint Monica to intercede for mothers who live in sorrow over the direction that their big children have taken:
To St. Monica, Patroness of Mothers
Blessed Monica, mother of St. Augustine, we give thanks to our Father in heaven Who looked with mercy upon your tears over your wayward son. His conversion and heroic sanctification were the fruit of your prayers. Dear St. Monica, we now ask you to pray with us for all those sons and daughters that have wandered away from God, and to add your prayers to those of all mothers who are worried over their children. Pray also for us that, following your example, we may, in the company of our children, one day enjoy the eternal vision of our Father in heaven. Amen.