Alex and Maddy

Alex and Maddy

Monday, May 5, 2008

This was rearranged by one of my online "friends"...

B​eing a Mother

Someb​ody 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.
Th​at somebody never learned how to program a feeding pump.

Somebo​dy said being a mother is boring. . .
That somebody never stood over their child and prayed they would make it through the night.

Someb​ody said if you're a good mother your children will turn out good.
That somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

S​omebody 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.

S​omebody 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.

Somebo​dy said a mother can find all the answers to her child-reari​ng questions in the books.
That somebody never been handed a diagnosis for which no books have ever been written.

Som​ebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery.
Th​at somebody never watched her baby get wheeled into the O.R.

Somebod​y 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.

So​mebody 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.

Someb​ody 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

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