Monday, May 9, 2011

Before I Was A Mom

Before I was a mom,
I never appreciated the luxury of sleeping in.

Before I was a mom, 
I never thought about where the food in the fridge came from.

Before I was a mom,
I never understood the appeal of 'Kids Eat Free'.


Before I was a mom,
I never noticed how quickly I could get out of the house.

Before I was a mom, 
I never grasped the beauty of silence.


But before I was a mom,
I never saw the joy in a child's laugh.

Before I was a mom,
I never stopped to marvel at the wonder of a sleeping child in my arms.

Before I was a mom,
I never believed in love at first sight.


Before I was a mom,
I never knew my own strength.

Before I was a mom,
I never loved so deeply, so fiercely.

Before I was a mom,
I never realized what a blessing being a mommy is.

(I also never knew how hard it would be to get a decent picture of all 5 of us, but that's a whole 'nother post.)

My friends, Happy (belated) Mother's Day!  I hope your day was filled with all the blessings and joy that motherhood brings.  I also hope you didn't lift a finger all day!


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6 comments:

  1. I wouldn't trade being a mom for anything. But I do still miss my sleep! (Great pictures, by the way)

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  2. I hope you had a wonderful day with your four blessings!!!

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  3. Lovely post. :) Motherhood does teach us much, doesn't it?

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  4. So true! I hope you had a fabulous mothers day!

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  5.  before i was a mom i thought that "heart living outside my body" thing was a little bit cheesy. now i get it completely.

    hope you had a beautiful mothers day with your girls. these photos are just beautiful!

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  6. I love your photos and your kids eat free. 

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