Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thankful Thursday: Grateful to be a mom


My good friend Claire sent this Mother's Day message to me this morning, and I thought it befitting to re-post as my Mother's Day blog entry, as well as my Thankful Thursday post.

I am thankful to the Lord, for giving me a great mom and for giving me the opportunity to be a mom (as great too, i hope :D). It is the best role a woman could ever play in her lifetime.


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.

9 comments:

NspiredByFaith said...

Beautiful. Amen! Thanks for sharing this.

Denise said...

Thanks for having such a grateful heart

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Beautiful post ! Thanks for sharing. May the Lord Bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel ( Angel Mama Pearls of Wisdom)

Kathleen Marie said...

Being Mom is the greatest of gifts! Hugs!

Crystal said...

What a great post...thanks for sharing it....and thank you for stopping by my blog!
Blessings

eph2810 said...

That indeed is a beautiful post, Chrixean. Thank you so much for sharing it and I think you are a great mom :)...

Happy Mothers Day! Be blessed today and always.

Amy said...

I agree with you about being a mom. It's been the most amazing job I've ever had!

Meow said...

Beautiful post.
Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day.
Take care, Meow

on the Rock said...

This is beautiful:)
God Bless, Betty