08 May, 2011

Mothers Day.

I want to wish all the Mothers in this world a very VERY Happy Mothers Day. And as I do I'll share a bit about the three women who shaped me into the woman I am today. There's my Mother, the woman who birthed me, who raised me, who was both mother and father. My Grandmother, the wonderfully strong woman I look to for advice on...well everything. And My Great-Grandmother, the woman I can only hope to be half as good as. I wish she was still with us. I wish Bug-bug could know her, and I love that X-man has such great memories with her from his first 21 months of life.

I thought with it being Mother's Day and all I'd share a couple of my favorite "Mothering" poems!

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

Before I was a Mom I never learned the words to a lullaby.

I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Drooled on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple little grin.
I never sat up for hours watching a baby sleep.

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 that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

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.

So a great big Happy Mother's Day out there to all of you, and from me Happy Mothers Day to my Mom, My Gramma Pat, My Grandma Evelyn, My Step-Mom Vicki, my Mother in Law Carol, my Grandmother-In-Law Dolores, and my Aunt Mary. I love you all and thank you for helping me be the woman I am today!

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