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From: MaryW
Date: 12-07-2005, 09:05 AM (1 of 6)
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 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.
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.

And before I was a Grandma, I didn't know that all those "Mom" feelings more than doubled when you see that little bundle being held by "your baby"...

Send this to someone who you think is a special Mom or Grandma. I just did.
And remember that behind every successful mother... Is a basket of dirty laundry.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: dmoses
Date: 12-07-2005, 02:48 PM (2 of 6)
Wow, Mary, that's really mushy! :dave: I like it! :smile:
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: bridesmom
Date: 12-08-2005, 08:09 AM (3 of 6)
Oh, that made me cry! I'm sending it to my lovely daughters who are all moms now.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: Dede
Date: 12-08-2005, 07:04 PM (4 of 6)
This is coming at the right time. A coworker's boyfriend was complaining to her that she was giving too much attention to her child in comparison to him (I will refrain from commenting). She tried to explain to him, in a very gentle manner, what being a parent is all about (he's 50+, never married, no kids) and he has a hard time understanding. I'm sending this to her and hopefully she'll be able to have him read it.
User: Dede
Member since: 03-23-2001
Total posts: 469
Date: 12-20-2005, 01:02 PM (5 of 6)
Mary :
Thanks for all lovely message.
You have me all misty while on break.
Member since: 11-30-2005
Total posts: 27
From: Shellymoon
Date: 12-30-2005, 08:59 PM (6 of 6)
In 2006, I'd like to smile more...and gripe less

I want to be the driver who doesn't make obscene gestures when someone cuts me off in traffic...

I'm going to allow myself to turn the brain off sometimes

I want to develop the strength to say "no" sometimes.

I will look for more opportunities to ride that bicycle a few more miles than I did this year.

We will stop at all the antique stores between my house and my father-in-law's house without worrying about how much time it will add to the trip

And, just to prove I'm a good mother, I will give my teenage daughter one compliment a day...even if I have to make something up!

And finally, I want 2006 to be the year when I pray more and stress less.
Shelly Moon
User: Shellymoon
Member since: 05-27-2001
Total posts: 240
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