Sunday, May 9, 2010

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.


  1. Happy Mother's Day! Love the post, even though the picture is a little creepy. :)

  2. Love this post!!!

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

  3. The writing and picture are great! I love the phrase "heart outside of my body."
    Happy Mother's Day.

  4. I love the graphic. Too cute.

    I posted the very same thing today. Great minds just think alike.

    Have a terrific day and Mother's Day. Big hug. :)

  5. I was wondering if you could help me wish my mom a happy mothers day?

  6. Hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day.

  7. Oh good, I'm not the only one that thought some of these photos were creepy. I like the poem though. :) Hope your Mother's day was GREAT!


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