May 7, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!


Before I was a Mom;
I made and ate hot meals,
I had unstained clothing,
I brushed my hair every day,
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
I slept as late as I wanted and I slept all night long.

Before I was a Mom;
I cleaned my house each day,
I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies,
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous,
I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, chewed on, peed on, or
pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom;
I never thought about immunizations,
I never held a screaming child so the doctors could give shots,
I never looked into teary eyes and cried,
I never felt my heart break into pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt,
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 sat up late hours of the night watching a baby sleep,
I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was okay,
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

Before I was a Mom;
I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts and my body,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside of my body,
I didn't know that having something so small could make me feel so
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a mom.

Before I was a Mom;
I never knew that something so small could effect my life so much,
I never knew that I could love someone so much,
I never knew I would love being a Mom,
I didn't know the bond between a Mother and her child,
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much.

Sharon Twichell

I hope everyone has a blessed Mothers Day!!!

 He maketh the barren woman to keep house and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord 
Psalms 113: 9

May 3, 2009

Missed them......

We are back from our 3 day trip to Chicago! It was awesome, much needed alone time with my wonderful husband(and our friends Kristen & Dave). The weather was amazing! We had two incredible dinners and lots of shopping! I hope to post pictures tomorrow, but it is my birthday :) So we will see.......
This was the 1st time we ever left the boys for more than an overnight(thanks Uncle David, Diane, PaPa, Penny, and Cathie). Lots of awesome help that made it happen :) 
The collage is from when we picked the boys up tonight, we did have a great trip, but we also really missed our sweet boys! They were very excited and wanted to see their "treats" and souvenirs. Good thing we made it to the Leg@ store, and found Chicago t-shirts and more......
I am so thankful for my wonderful life........