Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tribute to all the Moms out there!

Here's a tribute to all the GREAT Mom's out there!! And to those that are planning to become a Mom - welcome to the group...I know it's probably not politically correct to enjoy motherhood - but I have to say I have enjoyed every minute of it, even when it was hard. I never gave up on my kids, I never gave up on my ability to lead and guide them. I tried to be a good mother EVERY DAY and I've been a mom for so long, that I barely recall what it was like before that!! This list helped to remind me :)

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'twant to put them 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.
I didn't appreciate my own Mom as much as I should have.

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.

Happy Moments, Praise God.
Difficult Moments, Seek God.
Quiet Moments, Worship God.
Painful Moments, Trust God.
Every Moment,Thank God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is so great... thanks for the smile!