Thursday, May 10, 2007

Girl Friday

Thanks to my friend (although I like to think of her as the older sister I always wished for) Ann, I am now an official blogger. I say "official" because it seems a lot more legitimate than my blogging on MySpace (it's like wearing short skirts now.... I'm just too old).

I am a virtual assistant but I'm also planning a foray into the creative arts. I've always been an artsy-fartsy fan but have never really attempted DOING something in the artsy-fartsy realm. Thanks to my kids (and, again, my friend Ann) I feel a lot braver about the notion.

Stay tuned.... who knows what I'll come up with.....

To all the moms I know and love ....

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.