Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

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 of 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
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 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 okay
I had never known the warmth
The joy
The love
The heartache
The wonder
Or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

I unfortunetley cannot take credit for this beautiful poem. The author to me is unknown, but each time I read it, I feel meaning in every sentence.

Jordan, you have brought so much joy to my life. Just today I rushed in to pick you up as you woke up crying from your nap. I held you and rocked you for awhile, feeling guilty because I knew I had a lot to do, but then I realized that none of those things that I had to get done were as important as sitting there holding you, and being your mommy.
The other day you ran up to me, asked me to pick you up, wrapped your little arms around me and told me you loved me. That right there is the best gift I could ever receive for Mother's day. You are my gift, my little man, my baby J and it brings me tremendous pleasure and joy being your mommy.
Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms. I hope your day is filled with beauty, love and happiness.

4 comments:

Kelli said...

I love the picture. Happy Mother's Day!

Maine Mom said...

I've read that poem before and I love it every time I read it.

The hugs and cuddles are the best! Kate wrapped her little arms around my neck this morning and hugged me and I could have stayed like that forever.

That is a great picture of you and Jordan.

Happy Mother's Day to you, too.

P.S. To answer your question about our car...we have a Yukon XL that fits 8, so after we have this baby, we will be maxed out!

Kristin.... said...

Hope you had a great Mother's Day. I love that poem too.

Maine Mom said...

Don't feel bad about the comment...no offense was taken and it DID make me laugh! I know it was all in fun. :-)