Sunday, May 9, 2010

My First Mother's Day

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 him 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 ten 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

Abby

5 comments:

Kelley said...

Happy First Mother's Day!

Amanda M. said...

Happy First Mother's Day! I love the beautiful pics!

The Lapinski Family said...

What a beautiful way to describe the feeling of motherhood! Happy First Mother's Day, Abby!

-Monique

kathy said...

That is one lucky little boy!!!

Anonymous said...

You are a great Mom and Randall is a great Dad. Henry is really fortunate to be born into the care of you two. We had a great time saturday evening. Don't be a stranger.
Y.D.