Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

A friend of mine sent me this via email yesterday...

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 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...

and if I could add to it...

Before I was a Mom,
I never realized how much I took my own mother for granted, never understood how hard her job really was, never knew how much my actions or mistakes broke her heart.

Before I was a Mom, I never really appreciated the sacrifices she made or knew how exhausted she was from dealing with my "needs".

Now that I'm a Mom...I know how lucky that I am to be the product of this amazing woman that I call mama. I am so blessed and pray I can make her proud by raising my own children the way she raised me.

You're my best friend.
I love you, mama!

(and just look at my sister in the middle looking like Sneaky E...that biscuit!)

Wishing all my mommy friends & my own mommy a VERY...

Happy Mother's Day!

~ mandy

1 comment:

Heather said...

LOVE that picture! You're mom is still so pretty. Your peony pics are great, girl!

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