Thursday, May 6, 2010

Before I was a Mom...

This is a poem I got today and I wanted to share it with you... along with a few of the photos attached with it.
Happy Mother's Day to each of you women out there who are Mamas, sisters, grandmothers, aunts and just good friends.

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

Send this to someone who you think is an awesome Mom.
May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life


Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Beautiful : )

Lanie said...


Lanie here, from the Trendy Treehouse team.

I just wanted to stop by and personally thank you for the sweet comment about my Mother's Tribute. And I got to come by and see this great poem!

I really appreciate your kind words!

Thank you,

Lanie J. and Co.
The Trendy Treehouse

Cheeseboy said...

Love the Mother's Day! Very fitting tribute.

The Wife said...

Love the pics and the poem! =)

jackie said...

I love this!

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Mother's Day!!