May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Many of you may have heard this before, but I still love it and wanted to share. 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 .


carizolli said...

That was beautiful. Thanks Cheiko! Happy Mother's Day to you too!

You're pregnant?!?!?! OH MY GOSH! Congrats! I really hope this pregnancy goes smoother for you.

I also wanted to tell you that we've enrolled Jenalyn in a Japanese immersion school for Kindergarten :) We're so excited about it.

Debbie and Bobby said...

aww thanks for sharing...I almost forgot tomorrow is mother's day

Debbie and Bobby said...

wait a minute.... I just saw a little baby floating around on the side of the page....did I miss something?!?! Congratulations!!! If you need a break PLEASE let me know. I understand...completely :o)

Lis said...
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Lis said...

Wonderful poem. I am so excited for you! I hope that this pregnancy goes well for you. Love ya

Kumiko said...

Are you pregnant? Omedeto!! I hope that everything goes well for your pregnancy.