I can honestly say that I am not always a "joyful mother of children," But I try to be. The definition of Barren really helps me relate to this more:"He maketh the barren woman to keep house,
and to be a joyful mother of children.
Praise ye the Lord."
Consider these definitions for BARREN; deficient, depleted, bleak, drained, empty, exhausted, harsh, hopeless, impoverished, ineffectual, lacking, lonely, simple, unproductive, vain, without, wanting.