Wednesday, May 13, 2009

seriously? srsly?

Punkin cried all through lunch today. Just lost it. So I did as his teacher suggested and took him to the doctor for a strep test since his friend got it last week. Well, the quick test was negative, but he has an ear infection. You know. In that ear with the "healed" eardrum. That one.


Mu (a.k.a. Lois) said...

I hope you receive this: If not, mail me at I don't have your email. Lois,Jennie's mom.

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 him 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 .

Send this to someone who you think is an awesome Mom.

May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life.

Kristiem10 said...

That totally stinks. I am sorry he's got an ear infection. Hopefully it goes away quickly without too much discomfort. (for you both!)

Sarah said...

Poor Punkin! I hope it gets better soon!

the other lion said...

Mu -- Thanks for the poem. That is very sweet!!