Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mothers Day x 3

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 them 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


  1. Dear Marla,so excited I come to your blog after so much effort...I may cost half a day to search how to enter here...I'm really moved while reading your paper...Yes!You are a great mother I'm sure!Only the great mom can feel such feelings;only great mom can do what you did;only great mom can share her inner world to audience...Love will spread over and over...WeiWei(Vera)

  2. Hi Marla, it's my fist time to read someone's blog and your words somehow touch a deep chord in my heart. What a wonderful world with love.

  3. It's an amazing family! Tiantian is lucky enough to meet your warm family. You are a great mother and take very good care of them. Nice pictures under so sunshine day!


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