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Rastagirl
05-07-2009, 09:08 PM
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...

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I share this as a Tribute to all the wonderful Mothers out there doing their job to the best of their ability. May you have a very Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for all that you do for your children.

God Bless!

Fondly,

Lori :heart:

Angel Oliver
05-08-2009, 12:31 PM
Oh Lori thats so nice.Happy Mothers day to all the Mothers out there.xxxxxxx

wrightrs
05-08-2009, 12:47 PM
That a beautiful poem.

Happy Mother's Day !!!!

:angelic::dance::musik21::valentine2:

Pearl
05-08-2009, 04:27 PM
Before I was a mom, I might not have appreciated a poem such as this...thanks for sharing

magistramarla
05-08-2009, 04:43 PM
Oh yes, but just wait until you are a Grandmother!!!
Grandma Marla

lucky7
05-08-2009, 07:36 PM
OMG Lori! HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!! So WONDERFUL OF YOU! Thank you for that:cute: OH SO TRUE ISNT IT:thumbs-up:The MOST DIFFICULT yet MOST REWARDING job we will ever have:hug:

Saysusie
05-09-2009, 09:14 AM
That was absolutely LOVELY!! Thank You For Sharing It With Us!

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie