Friday, May 9, 2008

Before I was A Mom.....


Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom -
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.

I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom, I never held a
sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I
couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom -

I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom - I had never gotten up
in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make
sure all was okay.

I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful, hardworking moms out there....Remember your Mother this weekend, take time for yourselfs, and husbands, remind the kids..take them shopping, help them cook breakfast for Mom, or just give Mom the day off, to sleep in..do whatever she wants for a change....and remember, Where we would we be without our Moms?

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4 comments:

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

Happy Day to you to!

Daddy Forever said...

I hope you have a happy Mother's Day. Hopefully my back will be up to doing something on Sunday.

Cazzie!!! said...

Until now I never did think of the things I did BEFORE I became a mum to my 4 kids, and now, well, I agree with what you say...and add to that, I never thought I'd have a sleep over party with 4 nine year olds here, LOL, what...am I crazzy!!

Toni said...

Hope your day was really happy and wonderful, Dix!