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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day!!!



Think about this today....



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 .

11 comments:

Sweet Words said...

Before I was a mom, I got to sleep in past 7:30am!!!!

Love your Hallmark Card!

Happy Mother's Day!

Jennifer said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

Betty said...

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day!

MoonNStarMommy said...

I've been voting :)

I love the poem!! I am linking back to you today, featuring some bloggers in mine today (after I can stop playing catch up)

Tami said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Erin said...

I agree with you on all of those things! Very sweet.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Trudy said...

That is beautiful! Happy Mother's Day!

Terra said...

Beautiful!

Happy Mothers Day

Creative Junkie said...

Awww Tess - that's beautiful!

I hope you had a wonderful Mom's Day!

pam said...

I love this poem! And, all so true.

Hope you had a wonderful Mother`s Day!

shelley said...

hi tess,
i'm following you from mbc under 100 club, hope you had a great mother's day! what a beautiful poem! stop by and say "hi" sometime!
hugs,
shelley
http://theplaygroundprincess.blogspot.com/