Friday, May 21, 2010

Mother's day 2010

Yeah, I really am that far behind. Let's just say that being sick on Mothers day and having family come into town shortly after made for a very fast couple of weeks without a whole lot of time to post. So, I'm posting now:)
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 cleaned my house each day,
I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies,
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous,
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 never thought about immunizations,
I never held a screaming child so the doctors could give shots,
I never looked into teary eyes and cried,
I never felt my heart break into 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 it down,
I never sat up late hours of the night watching a baby sleep,
I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was okay,
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
Before I was a Mom;
I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts and my body,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside of my body,
I didn't know that having something so small could make me feel so
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a mom.
Before I was a Mom;
I never knew that something so small could effect my life so much,
I never knew that I could love someone so much,
I never knew I would love being a Mom,
I didn't know the bond between a Mother and her child,
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much.
Thank you God for the privilege of these bundles of energy and thanks for all the moms (shout out to my mom and mom-in-love!) who went ahead of me and could impart their knowledge to us
Okay, seriously, B. Tell me how you really feel?


Anonymous said...

Emily, Aaron, Noah, Breven,
Thank-you all for making our visit with you so enjoyable. I always come home with wonderfull thoughts of the time with grandchildren and this time, I have insights of the ways of a 3 year and one year old. Thanks for all your work to accomodate us, even for the extra day. Congratulations on your anniversary and many more. Poppi

katherinemarie said...

Really really BEAUTIFUL.