Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!!

Found this precious poem on Lauren Meador's blog today. Super sweet and too true. I thought it was neat. Although some days are tough as a mom, it is by far the most rewarding job ever. If we could all just embrace this role and make the most of it, just think what a difference we would make in our homes, our communities and the world if we did this job with all our heart and enjoyed every moment of it. God has given us a great blessing to be mom's. It is a hard job, but because of it, we influence so much more than we ever could out in the work force. You leave a bigger imprint, have much more creativity, have more power (given by God), and more precious memories than could ever be found by doing something else somewhere else. We need to keep our hearts at home in God's hands and embrace the beauty of motherhood.

I am so thankful for my mom, who truly embraced and loved every minute of being my mom. She still embraces being a mom and now a Grammie to my two sweet boys. I am so thankful for her tender loving care, her bright smile, her cheerleading, her sweet and giving heart, and her confidence in me. She is the best and I can only hope to be as good a mom as she was to me. Thanks, Mom for all you have done for me and all the sweet memories we have yet to share. I love you.

Here is the poem I found. Enjoy. Have a great Mother's Day.

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
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
stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so
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
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
the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much, before I
was a

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

MDS practice card

Here is a quick little practice card I just created using My Digital Studio. Kind of neat. Just getting the hang of this. It's supposed to be simple, and it is kind of. Thought I would share.