Mother's Day is the perfect time to remind the special Mums, Mom-in-laws, Grammies and friends in our lives how important they are. You are all amazing! A special shout out as well to all the lovely mommies-to-be out there, too.
I read this poem that Dusty at All Things G & D posted this morning, and I just couldn't resist sharing it.
Before I Was A Mom
Before I was a mom, I made and ate hot meals, wore unstained clothes and had quiet conversations on the phone.
Before I was a mom, I never worried about how late I went to bed because I could sleep in as long as I wanted.
Before I was a mom, I washed my face and brushed my teeth everyday.
Before I was a mom, I enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee while reading the morning newspaper on a Saturday morning.
Before I was a mom, I slept the whole night through.
Before I was a mom, my house was clean everyday and I didn't worry about whether or not my plants were poisonous.
Before I was a mom, I had never been puked on, pooped on, peed on, chewed on or pinched by little fingers.
Before I was a mom, I had complete control of my mind, thoughts and body.
Before I was a mom, I never held down a screaming child while doctors and nurses did tests or gave shots. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces because I couldn't stop the hurt.
Before I was a mom, I never knew how satisfying it is to feed a hungry child. I never knew how fulfilling it is to soothe a baby's cries.
Before I was a mom, I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
Before I was a mom, I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
Before I was a mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never was up in the wee hours of the night just watching a baby while it slept. I never knew that something so small couldn't effect my life so tremendously.
Before I was a mom, I never knew I could love someone so unconditionally and completely.
Before I was a mom, I never knew the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
Before I was a mom, I never knew the warmth, the joy, the heartache, the
wonderment, or the fulfillment of being a mom.
Before I was a mom, I never knew I would love being a mom.
This makes me so excited for everything we have to look forward to when Baby B arrives! I'm so lucky to be spending this day with a fantastic daddy-to-be. I hope you all had a chance to celebrate in your own ways. Happy Mother's Day!