Sunday, May 8


Dianne sent me this and since she didn't put it on her own blog, I think it's okay if i post it in mine.

Happy Mother's day!

Before I was a Mom, 
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry wheter 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 doctor's 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 uplate 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.

before I was a Mom
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 a 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.

The early years, a minute after Baking DD was born..

Decades later, DS making faces, but the ONLY picture i have with all three ánd me:)


  1. What a beautiful bunch of children you have!! What is with DS's and making faces? It's lovely seeing you with your kids :0)


  2. Wat een leuke foto en gedicht is erg herkenbaar.

  3. Lief he. En zo te zien zijn ze mams over of boven het hoofd gegroeid.

  4. Gorgeous Mom and gorgeous kids!!!

  5. A great poem Annemiek! I copied it to give my daughter after she has her babe... 8-)

    Great photos! Red skates! Who knew!?! 8-)