Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and Jason’s mom!!! Thank you for all that you have done for us!

As much as I believe that mothers should be celebrated each day of the year, a designated day gives a nice reminder to thank the moms who do a wonderful job! I have the amazing luck of knowing a multitude of awesome mothers. Some are close to me in my everyday life – my family and friends. Others I work with through school. I was inspired daily through the interactions with my students – they demonstrate the foundations that are laid at home, often times set by mothers. When I found out that we were having triplets, I drew strength from all of the four children families that I have been so lucky to work with. I am sure many parents do not know how much I learn from them each year. I am so thankful to have so many amazing mothers surrounding me. I am the mother I am because of all of you! Thank you!

I have cut and pasted the following from an email that many of you sent to me – thank you. There are more moms then I can count (or have email addresses for) that I would like to send it to. I know it is long, but it is so well written.

Have a wonderful day! Cheers to all of you wonderful mothers!

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 her 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 .

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