Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Courtney Seal sent this to me in an email. It made me leak a little, so I wanted to share it with all of my friends. Thanks, Courtney!!

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.

Thank you to all you wonderful moms out there that have affected my life and the life of my children.

Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

The Blanchard's said...

(Tear)....That was an amazing poem. Every line in that poem is so true! We are so privileged to have kids and to be able to experience all of these things.