Oh Happy Day!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To all of you sweet mamas out there, Happy Mother's Day! I hope your day is filled with love, hugs, and giggles! Being a mommy is the best thong that has ever happened to me. I was blessed with 4 wonderful, beautiful children and I am forever grateful for the blessings that they have brought into my life. I learn from them everyday.They make me smile, cry, scream, and laugh...but I would not ever change a moment.
Here are some photos of me and my 4 little loves, and one of their Grandma too :)

Enjoy these beautiful poems...they are some of my favorites :)

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.

Only One Mother
Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by,
Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather.
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the world wide over.

And Grandma's too...
While we honor all our mothers
with words of love and praise.
While we tell about their goodness
and their kind and loving ways.
We should also think of Grandma,
she's a mother too, you see....
For she mothered my dear mother
as my mother mothers me.
Author Unknown

 PS: I am doing a giveaway in honor of Mother's Day! Please go to my Facebook fan page to learn more http://facebook.com/elizabethgwenoriginals


joeyandaleethea said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too Mama!!!!!! Hope your day is filled with lots of hugs and love...and no cleaning!! LOL and I LOVE the new profile photo of the kids -- they look so beautiful together. You are so blessed...and so awesome!!!

Maria João ♥ said...

Aww, these pictures are beautiful! Your kids are very lovely, specially the youngest, who has a gorgeous smile! :D

Have a wonderful week and hope you had a very nice mothers' day :)