Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day


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. 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.

15 comments:

  1. Audrey, this is so lovely and heart-warming! Happy Mother's Day!
    Kim

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  2. Awww that was so wonderful! I hope you have an awesome Mother's Day :]
    -Brittany

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  3. Happy Mother's Day! What a great post! It's hard to imagine life without my children, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!
    Deanna

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  4. Truer words have never been spoken! What a lovely tribute - Happy Mother's Day!

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  5. What a heart warming mother's day thought...makes me think of all the things my mom had to go through.

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  6. Lovely thoughts, Happy mother's day Audrey! ^^

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  7. Happy Mother's Day!

    In my house I have the distinct privilege of being the only one who has ever been barfed on. I still have not figured out why I'm always the lucky one.

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  8. wow just so beautiful and heart felt! I wish you a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  9. That is wonderful!!

    I am not yet a mother, but I'm sure things will certainly change for me once I am.

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU!

    Jillian :)

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  10. Absolutely loved it! Every one of those is so very true! :)

    Wishing you a Very Happy Mother's Day! :)

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  11. Very well said :)

    Almost brings tears to my eyes as I sit here typing with a sleeping little one in my lap...

    Happy Mothers Day!

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  12. A beautiful tribute to motherhood. Mine was a little snarky today, but ya gotta love those kids nonetheless. :o)

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  13. That was so beautiful, I loved every word of it!

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  14. How nice! Isn't it funny, I can't even remember what life was like before babies, except for one thing - sleep. I actually got sleep.

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