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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thank You for Mom's!

This poem is oh so true, but you can never really tell until you become a Mom. This is the second year I am part of the Mother's Day celebration, three years if you count the year when Baby Anne was still in my tummy. Not until you become a Mom, you can never really understand what does "Mahirap na masarap" REALLY means. Being a Mom is the best feeling I ever felt, one of my friend said that being a mom makes you "softer" and I guess it is oh so true, it is as if something pulls your heart. What I can really relate to in this poem is that part where I never get at night every ten minute or so to check on the baby, this is so true with Anne, it all began on the second night Anne was home, I was like looking at her every minute to check that she is breathing, she was so tiny then...and now she is almost all grown up, my baby girl.

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 her 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.

I have a lot to be thankful for, this mother's day. First thank you for giving me my Mommy, to whom I owe what I became now, I am thankful that she took care of me and my siblings, she is a SAHM all her life because of us, and now she is the one who looks after her apo (granddaughter), my daughter J'Anne, because of this I have less worries leaving my daughter at home when I go to work during the day. And thank you for my mom-in-law. Nanay,lately I realized, she brings out the best in me, and I am thankful to her because if not for her I know my husband Dzune wouldn't be the GREAT person he is now. And most of all I am thankful this year because I am sharing mother's day with a good friend Marichu, it took her nine (9) years before she became a Mom. I remember thinking of her when I gave birth, sabi ko, I wish maramdaman din nya how it is to be a Mom, and three months after I gave birth, she told me, she is pregnant, her pregnancy is not as smooth sailing as mine, she was on bed rest the nine months she is pregnant, the she had to undergo emergency C-section a month before her due date and her little angel was left at the hospital for a month, they are both doing perfectly well now, her daughter is now six months old. Pretty soon two more persons really dear to me, Shane and my sister Juliet will truly be sharing motherhood with me.

The best mother's day to all!


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