Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!!

(This has to be one of my favorite first pics of Isaiah and I together - Isaiah's first Mommy Kiss) =0)

Before I was a Mom
Author Unknown*
Before I was a Mom,
I made and ate hot meals,
I had unstained clothing,
I brushed my hair every day,
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
I slept as late as I wanted and I slept all night long.

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. (nor thought to make up my own) =0)
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 felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put my baby down.
I never sat up late hours at night just watching my baby sleep.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much
or make me feel so important.
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 never knew I could love someone so much.
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 ...

*Author Unknown: I looked all over the web and couldn't find the author, but found several sites saying the author was unknown . . . as well as several versions of the same poem =0)

Happy Mother's Day to Nai-Nai and Grams (wonderful mothers), and every other mom out there who reads my blog =0)

The very first time Nai-Nai and Grams held Isaiah =0)


Rachel Marini said...

Happy Mother's Day Kelly!!!!!!

To one of the best moms I know...

We are in Florida, can you email me and let me know how far from Orlando you are?

Love ya!!

stitching under oaks said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too!