Saturday, May 12, 2007

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

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
Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby
just because I didn't want to put them 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

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 moms, step moms, foster moms and to those dad's who had to be both dad and mom.   Thanks to my friend Candy (also a mom) for the proceeding Mother's Day sentiment.           Linda


sugarsweet056 said...

Happy Moms Day to you!

nana0014 said...

I sent this poem to my daughter after Kyan was born and she loved it.
Happy Mother's Day.
Take care, Chrissie

jlocorriere05 said...

Happy Mothers Day Linda, I love that verse you posted! Jeannette xx  

mariealicejoan said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too Linda.  I Loved these thoughts!  Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

jeadie05 said...

That was one of the nicest poems I have read today A Very Happy Mothers Day to You Dear Jan xx

pharmolo said...

Happy Mother's Day, Linda, great entry :-)

ally123130585918 said...

Happy Mothering Sunday Linda ~ I just loved this entry ty ~ Ally x

rbrown6172 said...

hope you had a wonderful mother's day, linda.

fasttrack58 said...

Happy Mother's Day, everyday....
Linda :)