Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day: Thanks for All You've Got

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I've had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend & there's still more to come. Little K & I enjoyed a "party" yesterday just for us with a trip to the Galleria to buy her a pair of short, a ride up the escalator while singing aloud, dinner of pizza and fruit and lots of laughs. Saturday night, Trent & I stayed home to enjoy sushi, wine and lots of conversation. Ahh.... it was peaceful. Sunday morning found us at church and soon we'll be off to visit Grandmother and my mom (& crew) for a late lunch/early dinner at Perry's Restaurant. It's been a jam-packed weekend but really enjoyable. Thanks to my husband who made it so. As the musician Sheryl Crow says, "It's not having what you want. It's wanting what you've got!"

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 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.

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 Mother's Day to you all! Until the next nap time...