Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!!

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 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.

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

My DIL, Lialani sent me this poem along with the cutest little baby pictures, but I could not copy or save the pictures. I'm always showing off my grandkids pictures, but today I wanted to post
The Lord blessed me with three reasons to love being a Mom.
Scott, Eric and Brandon.

Wishing all of my friends and family out there who read my blog a Happy Mother's Day.

A special prayer going out for one very special friend. She will know who she is.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!



Dogmom Diva said...

Oh Beverly, that is a beautiful poem, I might have to borrow it! It's so true, motherhood is a tough job, but I wouldn't trade any of it for anything..and the reward must be grandchildren!
Have a wonderful day with the family..hope to see you this week!
hugs and love

Suzanne said...

That is such a beautiful poem and so true! As I was reading though it I was thinking of you as a young mom. Those are wonderful memories.

I have never told you what a great job I think you've done on those three handsome "boys". Working with each of them (well two of the three) over the last few months, I have seen the love and respect they have for one another and their mom and dad. As talented as they are with their hands it's their hearts that make them so special. You have given your family your best and it shows. I know you are very proud of each of them and you should be.

Thank you for your continued prayers and Happy Mother's Day my dear friend.

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Beverly this is such a beautiful and touching poem. I see that you have been blessed with 3 handsome sons. I was blessed with two wonderful sons. People used to ask if I wanted girls. Honestly, after having sons I never thought about having girls. Sons and Mothers have a very special bond. But I must say that I have been blessed with two granddaughters, so I still got my girls.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

blessedmom's simple home said...

What a sweet poem :-) I hope your day was wonderful!