Catching Up


A few days ago, I bemoaned the fact that I was bereft of post ideas. For reasons both self-imposed and unintentional, I stayed away. But, it seems to have helped as I feel somewhat refreshed. It’s strange. When I was on maternity leave, I spent countless hours on the computer. Since I was cooped up at home with the baby,  I thought of the internet as my way of keeping in touch with the outside world. I started blogging as a means to keep from stagnating at home. But since I’ve been back at work, I’ve been a bit neglectful. Part of the reason is that I’m too tired half the time. But, I shall endeavor to stay creative.

Anyhoo, I just want to wish everyone a happy belated Mother’s Day! I did have a nice, relaxing day with the family. I even got the massage that I wanted! Well, it was actually just the feet. But, I’m not complaining! I hope everyone had a wonderful time too.

I came across a poem that I thought was appropriate. But, before I share it with you I just want to mention that my son today added to his usual brand of chaos by:

– unscrewing the lid of the tub of Vaseline and smearing it all over himself

– peeing on the floor as I was getting him ready for his bath

Little bugger!

Before I Was A Mom

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 him 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.

Author unknown

Thanks to for the poem.


About myra36

parent, housewife, advocate, diva
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6 Responses to Catching Up

  1. Nothing like a couple days away to get the creative juices flowing again. I used to try to write something almost everyday–but it burns you out after a while. Glad you had a good Mother’s day.

  2. Lubi :) says:

    :))))))) ur posts always bring a big broad smile onto my face… thank u Myra!!

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