Sunday, May 14, 2006

For Mother's Day

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 had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Spit 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 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 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.
(author unknown)

I just want to say thank you to my daughters for allowing me to be their mom. After three years of marriage my husband talked me into having a baby. If I had been given the choice I probably would have waited longer. I have never regretted it.

You guys have let me be your mom. You're wonderful. I've goofed it up sometimes, not had the patience I needed, burned more than one pan of corn. Yes, corn! Invited a buzzkill to a few functions and yet you still love me and I love you.

Thank you for being my friends now too!