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  Beautiful Moms
by Beverly Mahone
Saturday, May 12, 2007
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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 them 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.




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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/10/2009
Absolutely beautiful!! You have very nicely penned exactly what it feels like to be a Mom. Great job, and Happy Mother's Day!
Reviewed by John Domino 1/29/2009
Well done!
The story of life.
Reality sometimes bites!
Reviewed by Barrie Berry 10/19/2008
Excellent expressions of all.......the emotions that a mother feels. Yet nothing can ever replace the joy of being a mom. This is awesome.
Reviewed by Joanna Leone 7/2/2008
This is a beautiful poem about your experiences of motherhood. It is well-written!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/18/2008
You present a perspective that is so true and real, Beverly because you are a mom; I am awed because I am not. I truly appreciate what you have shared via your verses. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 2/14/2008
On a personal note, before I was a Mom, I really didn't know the meaning of unconditional love. It is a Mother's love that makes everything 'right' with the world. Thank you for this beutiful statement of love and what it means to be a Mother.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 9/27/2007
What a beautiful tribute to mothers! You are right on point with every emotion...
Reviewed by April Sims 8/13/2007
i LOVED this. Very well penned. i hung onto each word patiently awaiting the next. ~ April
Reviewed by Afrika Abney 6/8/2007
Nice write. Very descriptive. Well done. Thanks for sharing this piece with us.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 6/7/2007
Just wait until you're a Groovy Grandmama my WEA Sistah. . . and happy pending birthday coming soon!

blessin's,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Your WEA Sistah, Indianapolis chapter
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 5/28/2007
and the is exactly why I have eleven! LOL! There is no better joy than the joy of being a mother!
Hope yours was filled with the love you expressed here!
Love and Peace~
Kimmy~
Reviewed by Art Sun 5/15/2007
A nice reflection for Mother's Day...hope yours was a happy one...enjoyed...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 5/12/2007
Happy mothers day:you really wrote a beautiful poem.
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 5/12/2007
What a wonderful poem. You've summed up all the feelings and joy and heartache of being a mother so wonderfully. BRAVO!!!
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 5/12/2007
Yes being a mom does have its rewards. Enjoyed

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