In Honor of my Niece and her husband having their
First child...a Daughter

Somebody said...
Author: Renee Hawkley from her book,
"Don't Come In Here! Mom's Throwing Spaghetti!"

Somebody said a mother is an unskilled laborer . . .
......somebody never gave a squirmy infant a bath.

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to
normal after you've had a baby . . .
......somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother,
"normal" is history.

Somebody said a mother's job consists of wiping noses
and changing diapers .
......somebody doesn't know that a child is much more
than the shell he lives in.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct
......somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring
......somebody never rode in a car driven by a
teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said teachers, psychologists and pediatricians
know more about children than their mothers . . .
......somebody hasn't invested her heart in another human being.

Somebody said if you're a "good" mother,
your child will "turn out". . ..
......somebody thinks a child is like a bag of plaster of
Paris that comes with directions, a mold and a guarantee.

Somebody said being a mother is what you do
in your spare time...
......somebody doesn't know that when you're a mother,
you're a mother ALL the time.

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices
......somebody never came out the back door
just in time to see her child wind up
and hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother . ...
......somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.

Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much
as you love the first.
......somebody doesn't have five children.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her
child-rearing questions in the books . . .
......somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor
and delivery . . ..
......somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for
the first day of kindergarten.

Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes
closed and one hand tied behind her back . . .
......somebody never organized seven giggling Brownies
to sell cookies.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her
child gets married . . .
......somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or
daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last
child leaves home.....
......somebody never had grandchildren.

Somebody said being a mother is a side dish on the plate of life...
......somebody doesn't know what fills you up.

Somebody said your mother knows you love her,
so you don't need to tell her.....
......somebody isn't a mother.

I got a dozen roses,
From a friend the other day;
But I only have one left,
For I gave them all away.

I gave one to my sister,
Who to me is very dear,
In hopes that it will bring her
A little floral cheer.

I gave one to my niece
Who's not feeling very well;
The flower or the visit -
Which helped more, I could not tell.

One went to a friend
I haven't known for very long.
She struggles, so in some small way
I hope this helps her carry on.

The rest went to the ones
Who have helped me in so many ways
They have been a cheerful presence
On my very dreary days.

The roses were so pretty
I just could not keep them all,
Except one single bud standing
Beautiful and tall.

My friend gave me the flowers
To help brighten up my day,
But the biggest joy I received
Was in giving them away.

This one is for you.....Hope

Before I was a Mom
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom
I slept as late as I wanted
And never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was Mom
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to lullabies.

Before I was a Mom
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
Spit on
Chewed on
Peed on
Or pinched by tiny fingers

Before I was a Mom
I had complete control of:
My thoughts
My body
And my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child
so that 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 it 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.

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 wonderfulment
Or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much
before I was a Mom........

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