Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 128 - Before I was a Mom...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day today! We are blessed to have two wonderful GRANDmothers in our lives that our kids adore and I am pretty sure the feeling is mutual :o)
Happy Mother's Day Ganny!
Happy Mother's Day Mimi!

Being a mom is such a blessing...a wonderful, exhausting blessing :o)

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

Today I am thankful for the sweet babies that made me a mama. At the same time, my heart is heavy for the three women that gave birth to Little Pumpkin, Sweet Pea & Baby Boy. I have no idea why I was given the blessing to raise these babies, but I am thankful.

Happy Mother's Day!!

(I haven't forgotten about sharing the first grade Mother's Day Q&A...I just have a movie I need to get to tonight so it will have to wait...haha!}


Mom of 7 said...

Happy Mother's Day! You have 4 beautiful blessings!

I know what you mean, my boys' mom has been very heavy on my heart today...I feel sad for her today, and very thankful for their life.

The Suri Story said...

Well said!

The Garners said...

Happy Mother's Day, Amy! You are an AMAZING mom!!!

Renee said...

Awesome post! Happy Mother's Day!