"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Before I Was a Mom

Before I was a Mom
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed.

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

Before I was a Mom
I had never been puked on - Pooped on - Spit on - Chewed on, or 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 that doctors could do tests...or give shots. I never thought about immunizations.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 wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

Happy Mothers Day to all my Bloggy Moms!


BirdsMama said...

Happy Mothers Day April!! Glad to see you and the boys home and enjoying yourselves!! :)

LYNDEE said...

u to and i agree with all that u wrote happy mothers day!!!

amberdawn said...

You too! I am so glad that you got to have ALL of your family home with you on Mother's Day!

Amanda said...

Aww, I did this same post last year. Happy Mother's Day to you. I'm so happy for you that you have both your boys home for Mother's Day!

Brunabug said...

happy mother's day! Great picture of you and your cute boys!!!!

Donna said...

Hey, Ive been reading for awhile.
I just wanted to say how happy I am for you that you got to be at home with BOTH your boys for Mother's Day!!!

Emily said...

It's so true! Happy Mom's Day April!