Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Sunday Blessings

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 her 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.
Christmas 2004
New outfit and her fav "Waddles"
First talk with Santa
First Christmas pictures
Baby's first Christmas, as a present!
Isabella's First Christmas morning!

22 comments:

Kat said...

Cherish each and every moment - every accomplishment, every tear - because as you know, time doesn't stand still. Before you know it she too will be leaving the nest to set out on her own path.

Jamie said...

Great Blessing(s) Jeannie! Bella is a cutie!

The Wife O Riley said...

Beautiful pictures! Bella looks like she was a really happy baby.

Mama Wheaton said...

Thanks for sharing your memories and your blessings.

Joanne said...

That was so sweet. Love the pictures.

LadyStyx said...

What beautiful memories.

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

I loved that poem... I saw it years ago, and wanted to stitch it on a sampler... but, alas... too long.

Precious pictures... she hasn't changed... you could see her then as she looks now... right away and know its her.

Veggie Mom said...

You have such a beautiful baby girl! Christmas Blessings to all!!

ChicagoLady said...

What beautiful memories preserved in pictures. I love that first Christmas picture with Bella sticking her tongue out!

Kristina P. said...

Beautiful post, Jeannie. Clearly, you are a great mom.

Mistress Meeyee said...

What a beautiful little baby! I am filled with so many emotions now that I am a Mommy,I can't think straight or do anything but I love every minute of it.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Those are the sweetest photos!!!

JANE said...

Beautiful Jeannie!! It's the best thing in the world that you never could imagine before it happened!

Punkn said...

How precious. It is nice to look back and remember... Isn't being a mom great!

blueviolet said...

This was so touching. You are exactly the type of person that should be a mom. :)

mannequin said...

What a beautiful baby and what special sentiments of motherhood.
There is nothing so precious as being gifted with a child; it just completely changes one but at the same time, completes one.

Melodie said...

Thanks for making me cry! Freakin' pregnancy hormones!

Vickie said...

What a beautiful post! Now I feel all mushy!

I totally see Bella in those baby pictures. Sweet pictures. I had the same boppy pillow!

AndreaLeigh said...

beautiful pictures and beautiful posts! thanks for sharing.

Jewel/Pink Ink said...

Wonderful post! You are such a beautiful mom with a lovely family!

Melissa said...

Those pictures are precious! It's crazy how quickly they grow... This is an absolutely adorable post!

Diamond said...

Beautiful....