"A woman is capable of more sustained sacrifice than man. Man is more apt to be the hero in one great, passionate outburst of courage. But a woman is heroic through the years, months, and even seconds of daily life, the very repetition of her toils giving them the semblance of the commonplace. Nor only her days but her nights, not only her mind but her body, must share in the Calvary of mothering. She, therefore, has a greater understanding of redemption than man, for she comes closer to death in bringing forth life."
Taken from the chapter "Motherhood" from Three to Get Married by Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
Venerable Sheen, pray for us!