Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day!!!!

Today for Mother's Day I had Asher and Caleb take me out to McDonald's for breakfast. Really I wanted to go because mothers who brought their children with could get a free breakfast. As many of you know, I am cheap. If I can get anything free I will be there with bells on! Yet that got me thinking...what about the Moms who couldn't bring their children? I have an acute awareness of how blessed I am. I do not take for granted the fact that I am privileged to be able to have Mother's Day breakfast with my children and most importantly that it is a gift to raise them. I pray for the mothers who for whatever reason do not have their children with them tonight. May God bless you with peace and a gentle Mother's Day. 

Asher and Caleb at McDonald's for our Mother's Day Breakfast.

Daddy could not come because he is out of town for work.
Below are two poems that I really enjoy. One is about the "blessings" of being a mom and the other is dedicated to the Moms  whose children are in heaven. 
Before I was a Mom
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 a Mom -
I cleaned my house each day. 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 - Spit on - Chewed on, or 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 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 wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

Dear Mr. Hallmark,

I am writing to you from heaven,
and though it must appear
A rather strange idea,
I see everything from here.

I just popped in to visit,
your stores to find a card
a card of love for my mother,
as this day for her is hard.

There must be some mistake I thought,
I saw every card you could imagine
except I could not find a card,
from a child who lives in heaven.

She is still a mother too,
no matter where I reside
I had to leave, she understands,
but oh the tears she's cried.

I thought that if I wrote you,
that you would come to know
that though I live in heaven now,
I still love my mother so.

She talks with me and dreams with me;
we still share laughter too,
Memories are our way of speaking now, would you see what you could do?

My mother carries me in her heart,
her tears she hides from sight.
She writes poems to honor me,
sometimes far into the night.

She plants flowers in my garden,
there my living memory dwells
She writes to other grieving parents,
trying to ease their pain as well.

So you see Mr. Hallmark,
though I no longer live on earth
I must find a way to remind her
of her wondrous worth.

She needs to be honored,
and remembered too
just as the children of earth will do.

Thank you Mr. Hallmark,
I know you'll do your best
I have done all I can do;
to you I'll leave the rest.

Find a way to tell her,
how much she means to me
until I can do it for myself,
when she joins me in eternity.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather,

    Thanks, I was able to click on the link. Love the new blog page that you have set up.

    I love the poems that you put on here.