Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Heads or Tails


This week theme is Mother. I found this poem and I think its fits for this week.

For Moms, Grandmas, and the men and children who love them.

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. 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 and happy.

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 Mother's Day!


Misty Dawn said...

This is a fantastic post, and your daughter looks a LOT like you!

Inspiration Alley said...

Beautiful photograph and very apt poem.

Nicole said...

I really liked this poem, but couldn't find an attribution. Do you know the author's name?

I can really relate to the way this woman feels. And until it happens to you, you can only imagine.

Kalamazoo Mom of 2 said...

Love that poem! So true, isn't it?

Have a terrific Mother's Day!