This was rearranged by one of my online "friends"...
Being a Mother
Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby.
That somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother "normal" is a matter of perspective.
Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct.
That somebody never learned how to program a feeding pump.
Somebody said being a mother is boring. . .
That somebody never stood over their child and prayed they would make it through the night.
Somebody said if you're a good mother your children will turn out good.
That somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.
Somebody said good mothers never raise their voices.
That somebody never yelled for their partner to quick run and get something to catch vomit in.
Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother.
That somebody never spent endless hours on the internet researching their child's condition.
Somebody said you can't love an unborn baby as much as you love one that you hold in your arms.
That somebody never lost a baby.
Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books.
That somebody never been handed a diagnosis for which no books have ever been written.
Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery.
That somebody never watched her baby get wheeled into the O.R.
Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back.
That somebody never managed a med schedule, feeding schedule, nebulizer schedule, therapy and doctor schedule.
Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home.
That somebody never had children who may never leave home. And if they do leave home, be it a home on earth or a home in heaven, that child will never stop being a part of a mother's very being.
Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her.
That somebody isn't a mother. And that mother doesn't know