Friday, May 9, 2008

An early Mother's Day gift

This morning, out of the blue, R says to me as he, G and I were playing, "Mommy I will never stop loving you." I told him that he had just given me the best Mother's Day present.

Tonight our sitter is coming over and SPH and I are going out for our last B-school event. Only 3 more weeks of class until he graduates. I won't be cooking, so no real "Friday Night Bites" for today's post.

Instead, I give you mothers out there a couple links of recipes to share with someone you love to help encourage them to make *you* a meal on Sunday. We have a tradition of breakfast in bed, which I love. But whatever you do, here are some great ideas:

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Easy Overnight Baked French Toast

Making Breakfast in Bed Article (with video instructions for those who are truly inept in the kitchen)

Food TV Mother's Day Menu and Recipe Ideas

I leave you with this poem (Author Unknown) that I heard recited on the radio once:

Before I Was a Mom

Before I was a Mom
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom
I slept as late as I wanted
And never worried about how late
I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was a Mom,
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to lullabies.

Before I was a Mom,
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 pooped on,
Spit up on,
Chewed on,
Peed on,
Or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom,
I had complete control of myself;
My thoughts,
My body,
And my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so that 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 it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew 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.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of
the night every ten minutes to make
sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
The joy,
The love,
The heartache,
The wonderfulment,
Or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

Have a sweet weekend,

1 comment:

BigBi said...

Of course I am weeping about what R. said to you. What a sweetie pie! Happy belated Mother's Day! Hope your cold is gone!