Friday, May 6, 2011

Have a Happy Mother's Day!

 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 her 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! 


Angela said...

Such a pretty poem and oh so true. My daughter is 28 years old but I still experience some of those feelings when I see her struggling or not happy. Now, I have a precious granddaughter and the feelings are there all over again. You have a blessed and Happy Mother's Day.

Doni said...

I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day weekend!
I'm so honored to have you be one of my followers! I'm now one of yours, and look forward to keeping up with your blog. You have some lovely things pictured on here (like those flowers and that Easter Egg Tree!!!!), so I'll be back ! Thanks too for posting my giveaway on your sidebar...good luck!
Best to you,