May 10, 2009

Mushy Mommy Stuff

I am spending the day with my favourite people in the world and enjoying my Mother's Day.

I hope you feel as blessed as I do.


Before I Was A Mom

Before I was a Mom
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom,
I slept as late as I wanted
And never got worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and teeth every day.

Before I was a Mom
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words of lullabies.

Before I was a Mom
I didn't worry whether my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom
I had never been puked on
Pooped on
Spit on
Chewed on
Peed on
Or pinched by tiny fingers

Before I was a Mom I had complete control of:
My thoughts
My body
And my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously 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 it 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 so much.

- Anonymous Author

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The Maven said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of the funniest mamas I know! *hugs*

Tiffany @ Paging Doctor Mommy said...

Happy Mother's Day! I loved this post!

Jen said...

I have read that before and it still makes me cry. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Heatherlyn said...

Quite possibly one of the most wonderful things about being a mother is our complete shift in perspective. All the things we did and never did before that go out the window with motherhood and it is all replaced with something so much more. Maybe messier. And more tired. But more wonderful, too!