Wednesday, 14 May 2008

I know I'm a little late but Happy Mothers Day...I had the best day starting out with McDonald's Pancakes in bed followed by a wonderful picnic at Wisemans Ferry (even if the weather kept threatening us!). And shared it with the best Mum in the world of course....

Thought I would share this poem with you.

Before I was a Mum…
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mum,
I slept as late as I wanted
And never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair & my teeth everyday.

Before I was a Mum,
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words of lullabies.

Before I was a Mum,
I did not worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mum
I had never been puked on
Pooped on
Spat on
Chewed on
Peed on
Or pinched by tiny fingers

Before I was a Mum I had complete control of:
My thoughts
My body
And my mind
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mum
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests
Or give shots.
I never looked in 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 Mum,
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 could not 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 Mum.

Before I was a Mum,
I did not know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I did not know how special if could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I did not know that bond between a Mother and her child.
I did not know that something so small could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mum
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 wonder
Or the satisfaction of being a Mum.I did not know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mum

(author unknown to me)

2 comments:

rozhearts said...

Thank you Darling Daughter.
The poem is just delightful.
I love your photo .
I think we all had a great Mothers Day and thank you for my beautiful bracelet had lots of comments on Wednesday at class.
((((HUGS)))) Mum

Cathy Louise said...

hi Danielle
Thank you for dropping by my blog... I used to work in Windsor a long, long time ago while my hubby (then boyfriend) went to Hawkesbury Ag College.....It really is a small world we live in... Many a picnic at Wisemans Ferry as well.. Thanks for the memories...Take care Cathy