Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy, Happy Mother's Day!!!



BEFORE I WAS A MOM
Author Anonymous

Before I was a Mom;
I made and ate hot meals,
I had unstained clothing,
I brushed my hair every day,
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
I slept as late as I wanted and I slept all night long.

Before I was a Mom;
I cleaned my house each day,
I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies,
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous,
I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, chewed on, peed on, or
pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom;
I never thought about immunizations,
I never held a screaming child so the doctors could give shots,
I never looked into teary eyes and cried,
I never felt my heart break into pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt,
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

Before I was a Mom;
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down,
I never sat up late hours of the night watching a baby sleep,
I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was okay,
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

Before I was a Mom;
I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts and my body,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside of my body,
I didn't know that having something so small could make me feel so
important,
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a mom.

Before I was a Mom;
I never knew that something so small could effect my life so much,
I never knew that I could love someone so much,
I never knew I would love being a Mom,
I didn't know the bond between a Mother and her child,
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Mother's Day!

9 comments:

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Happy Mother's Day & Happy Birthday!!! (it is today right)

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Ha I love that, and oh so true!!

Caroline Alexander said...

Very cute, I remember those days too!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Happy Happy Mothers Day!!

Proud Mommy said...

OMG!!!! I just posted the same poem on my blog today!!!! Great minds think alike!!! Happy Mother's Day and Happy Birthday!!

Cinnamon said...

Happy Mother's Day and Happy Birthday!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awwww! That was absolute perfection and so very true! :)

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day! :)

Betty said...

Oh yes those days, Wow! I never would have thought things would change so much after having a child. I love it. I have loved all the great and wonderful changes the role of "mommy" has brought me. I loved your post. Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jennifer said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! Hope you're having a fantastic day!