Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Meet my silent partner, we like to get our heads together

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.

Crib sheet - and this hatbox beats my cradle any day

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.

Frown in the mouth: My afternoon nap is a serious business

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.

Out on the floor: It's no struggle   to   snuggle up to a warm rug

Before I was a Mom,

I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn ' t want to put her 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.

Getting back to nature: Who says caterpillars can't  hibernate?

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.

It's a wrap: Lulled to sleep with a swaddling song

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

Prize guys: They came first in the   bonnet baby contest

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