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Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day
Before I was a Mom -
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom -
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried
about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was a Mom -
I cleaned my house each day.
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 never held down a screaming child
So that 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 it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the
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.

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.

I just loved this and wanted to share it with all R. L. Young Elementary's wonderful moms!

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