Thursday, May 6, 2010

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


Happy Mother's Day!

26 comments:

Mariel said...

that is beautiful and perfectly the captures the heart of motherhood! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Mother's Day!

Angel Muly said...

I love this!! It is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

septembermom said...

Love this too!! The wonderment is always exciting to me. Happy Mother's Day Mari!!

Butterfly Works said...

Oh waht a beautiful poem; says it all, uh?
Thanks for your sweet comments..
Happy Mother's Day,

Rachel said...

Happy Mother's Day to you as well!

(glad that you didn't think that my accent was too noticeable!)

Blessings,

Rachel

Connie said...

That poem is so true. Being a Mom never changes does it.
Happy Mother's Day to you.

Andrew Bruins said...

Happy Mothers Day! I am so blessed that your my mom. I love You!

Susan said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Mari!

Pat said...

Way to go Mari...tears running down my face this morning!
This was so good, it captured the heart of a mother!
Happy Mother's Day to you!

Terri said...

Have a great day!

6feetover said...

Oh I just LOVE this post....my heart is SO on the outside now. I posted just a tiny backstory to why Mother's Day is so special to me.

Happy Mother's Day! :)

~melody~

Brooke said...

Happy mother's day - hope your kids treat you like a queen this weekend!!

Betty said...

Beautiful Mari! What a great poem. So true.
Happy Mother´s Day!

Rachel said...

Thanks, Mari, for telling me that my flowers were beautiful. I love perennials.....plant them once and they come back to bless you every year.

Blessings to you....again!

Nancy said...

So true of a mothers life!! Happy Mothers day to you too!!!

Cherdecor said...

Cute! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Sandra said...

So sweet, Happy Mother's Day to you too :)

Kari said...

Very beautiful and true words.
Happy Mother's Day to you too Mari.

Alice Teh said...

This is beautiful, Mari! It makes me appreciate my mom even more. Happy Mother's Day!!!

LuAnn said...

Thanks for this Mari - Happy Mother's Day to you too !!!!

Mary said...

Love being a Mom and a grandmother. Lovely tribute to Mother's everywhere. Happy Mother's Day, my friend.

Blessings,
Mary

Rebekah said...

Happy Mother's day to you!!

Just Mom said...

Being a mom is indeed the best vocation in the whole world.


Happy Mother's Day.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this so much. I can't even stand it. You are an inspiration sweet Mari : )

A Stone Gatherer said...

That's a wonderful poem! Happy Belated Mother's Day Mari!

Melinda said...

Beautiful poem!! Happy Mother's Day to you too!