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Saturday, May 9, 2009

For Mothers.

A friend of mine shared this reverie for Mother's Day.



"Before I was a Mom."

author unknown


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 nigh twatching 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 ."


To all the moms out there: Happy Mother's Day.

26 comments:

Delwyn said...

Hi Rosaria
It seems like it is Mothers' Day all over the world. Isn't that great - one thing we all agree on - Mothers are valued...

Natalie said...

Ah yes, all so deliciously true! I hope your Mother's Day is a wonderful one, Rosaria.xx♥

Mary said...

Thank you Rosaria. I hope you to were blessed. I am writing this in my brand new pair of flannel P.J's.

Shadow said...

how true. happy mother's day!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Hope you have a wonderful mother's day, Rosaria!

Fire Byrd said...

Before I was a mum, I never knew worry about someone else so special in my life, even though they're 23 and 18!
I didn't know I would be willing to die for two people if it helped them stay alive .
But I do I'm glad I was able to know that experience with my mum before she died a year after my first child was born.As pre children I just thought she was being soppy!
x

jinksy said...

Our Mother's day i UK is long gone, but this post brings it all back! Have a good one, Mums everywhere.

Valerie said...

That's a lovely piece to share on Mothers' Day and all so true. I wish the date of the UK Mothers' Day had been set to share with the world. Happy Mothing Sunday to everyone.

potsoc said...

Nice piece. In a few hours we will all sit to Mother's day dinner. Daughters, son, daughter-in-law, grandson and granddaughter. Granny worries just as much about our grandchildren than she did about our own and she is a worrier big time .
Happy Mother's day.

Renee said...

Rosaria that love that comes with being a Mom.

Wonderful.

Happy Mother's Day.

Love Renee xoxo

Helen said...

... this pretty much sums it up. The happiest of Mom's Days to you, Rosaria.

Lori ann said...

Aren't we lucky? ☺
Happy Mother's Day to you Rosaria! Have a wonderful day.
♥ lori

Woman in a Window said...

Nice. Yes, so much we are gifted in becoming mothers. Thanks for this and Happy Mother's Day to you, Rosaria!

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Thank you for visiting. It is with gratitude that I acknowledge your presence. Mother's Day is indeed a celebration of life and creation without which we would not be gifted with this moment shared. Blessings and love.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Beautiful! This brings tears to my eyes...you've made me sniffle and smile today! You never fail to inspire me! Happy Mother's Day! You're the best! ~Janine XO

Lola said...

This is wonderful, Rosaria. It brought happy tears of solidarity and motherly love to my tired eyes. Thank you for sharing it with us today.

Before I was a mom I was nothing.

Happy Mother's Day amica mia, my heart and hugs fly out to you today.

valeria said...

This is so moving!...I have had the luck in life to become a mom less than four years ago and ...oh,
what a wonderful thing it is, it's a special blessing. This poem goes quite near to it but, never, never in a million years, could words express how wonderous, how fearful, how joyful being a mom is.
Happy mother's day!

An English Shepherd said...

Happy mothers day for you all over there

Wizz :-)

Beth said...

Tears in my eyes...

Happy Mother's Day!

Gran said...

I hope you've had a wonderful day. Thanks for the good wishes.

Pyzahn said...

Nice tribute to Moms. Hope your day was as lovely as this post.

Mary said...

Thank you Rosaria for popping over to wish me a Happy Mother's Day. I really appreciated it - nice thought. I will be posting about my day...hmmmm! I hope you had a lovely day.

Dave King said...

I should think that mothers (and children) all over the world would have responded to that. Good post.

Delphine said...

Bonjour from France, and thankyou for leaving a comment on my blog. happy Mothers day to all you Mums over there! We celebrated it ages ago it seems( I wonder what or wwho dictates the date)- loved reading you thoughts on being a Mum, it struck a chord in all of us I suspect!

Mervat said...

That poem rings so ture, so wonderfully true. And a happy mother's day to you too!

Ribbon said...

Great words!

best wishes and yes big love to all the Mums
Ribbon