I got to celebrate my first Mother's Day as a Mommy yesterday. It was quite memorable but not that different from every other day (not that there is anything wrong with that). It was great to spend the entire day with my wonderful husband and amazing baby! I could not be any happier. I received two great cards and a couple thoughtful gifts from Ryan and Jeff. The only thing that would have made it better would have been to spend the day with our Mom as well. I will attach a picture of Ryan and me celebrating Mother's Day once I load them up on the computer.
In honor of all Moms here is a great little story that many of us have probably seen before.
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 looked into teary eyes and cried.
Before I was a mom, I never got gloriously happy over a toothless 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 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 loved my mom, but didn't understand her.
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."
- Sharon L. Twitchell