Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! I for one, know that love goes beyond DNA and blood. I'm a mom of 3. 3 of whom I'm carried and delivered. But I'm also the mom of a total of 9. My husband and I have 9 combined kids. All grown now. But still our kids.

I want to wish the best day to all of the moms, young and old, new and old. On a day like this, it's about celebrating the women that you love. The ones that cared and loved you. Not just your mom and grandma, but your aunts, neighbors, and friends. May you always be touched by the Grace of God and filled with love!

I'm going to share a poem that my daughter sent me a few years ago. Remember to give your mom a big hug and tell her just how much you love her.

Before I Was a Mom

Before I was a Mom,
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.
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 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 him 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.

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