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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ouchie!

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later ... Lucy has her first major "ouchie"! Luckily, it happened while I was at work, so Joy had to deal with the screaming and bleeding instead of me. (sorry, Joy!:)~
Lucy was outside (where she spends the majority of her days), and she tripped on the stone path between the house and the barn ... obviously, the rocks won this battle. :(~
She is a trooper though and let's us put medicine on her scratches - and I think she's actually kind of proud of her "ouchie" - she has certainly been enjoying showing it off to everyone! The first of many ouchies, I'm sure ...
...it must be somewhere between now and kindergarten that a kid's love of band-aids starts, because let me tell you - my kids at school will do just about ANYTHING for a band-aid! :-) Unfortunately for Lucy, they don't make band-aids in the right size for itty-bitty noses! (And even if they did, I'm sure it wouldn't stay there long!)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Before I Was a Mom...

Although it has only been 18 months since I've become a mom, it truly is hard to remember life before Lucy. I am grateful, humbled, thrilled, honored ... and blessed to be Lucy's mom.

Feeling exhausted, dirty, and emotionally unstable nearly ALL of the time isn't always "fun", but it is more than worth it. Motherhood may not always be the most glamorous job, but it is most definitely the BEST job.

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there who know exactly what I'm talking about! :-)

(I came across this while searching the internet for a poem for my kindergartners' Mother's Day project at school last week. It was late at night, and I just sat and cried as I read it. It is just so true.)

Before I Was a Mom...

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, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers.
Before I was a Mom I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts, my body and all my feelings.
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 OK.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

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

...Author Unknown