Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

To all those Mommys out there:
Happy Mother's Day! I hope you had a wonderful day with your loved ones. I had a great day and was spoiled and loved more than I deserve. I'm so grateful for my family and all they do for me. They really are my strength and a huge blessing. I thank God for them!! I know if I start talking about my kiddos I'll just end up blubbering and not get this typed. All mommas know what I'm talking about....they know the love of being a mother!

My momma and two of my girls!

My babies and I!

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 worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

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

Before I was a Mom 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, spit on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers.
Before I was a Mom I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts, my body and all my feelings.
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 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 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 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.

Before I was a Mom I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was OK.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache 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


Lacey said...

I'll try to find a Chicken Soup story for you to have a good cry.

You are a fantabuperlicious (HayBee word!) Mommy! Your air horn is in the mail!

Happy Mother's Day!

PBKISSES said...

I LOVE that. I have another one you'll love-I'll post it sometime! BEAUTY-FUL pics!

jamjar said...

You are on my heart...bless you.

AnnaMarie said...

Sweet post (= moms are wonderful!! I can't imagine life without mine! Step mother's day is next Sunday...who knew?? ;) Have a great day!

A Gardner's Cottage said...

I love that! So glad you had a sweet day with your family!!! Love the pic of you and your kids. There really isn't anything sweeter than spending time with them!