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Mother’s Day is just days away, and I before I
take a short vacation I would like to take this time to wish all
mothers a very happy and blessed day.

I would like to share an e-mail I received from a close friend of
mine who is also a mother — in fact, my daughter and her son are a
month and three days apart! — which was called “Prettiest Mom.” I
agree with lots of the statements, but the part I agree with the most
is “Before I was a

Mom … 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.”

Again, Happy Mother’s Day!

Prettiest 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 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 her 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.

… Applies doubly to Grandmothers!