Happy Mothers Day Everyone!

To all you Moms out there, I hope you have a beautiful and pampered day.  You deserve it for all that you do for your families daily!  I lost my Mom when she was only 45 and miss her to this day.      So, enjoy the sunshine, put your feet up and have the kids give you a manicure  :smiley:  :smiley:   

     Happy Mothers Day to you too Codybear… memories are forever… :smile:

Ditto Codybear… Sorry for your lost but am glad you have great memories!!! The sacrifice and love a mother gives is certainly a blessing to her children and grandchildren. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all women, their compassion, kindness and love does make a difference to not only their family, but friends too!!!  :smile:

This is a very strange Mothers Day for me because it is the first time in fifty odd years that I do not have a mother to wish this day upon. She died in Sept. 09 and it felt very odd not being able to call her this morning. But to the other Mothers out there Have a Wonderful Mothers Day.

I have to share this sentiment with you as well. I lost my own mother on mothers day several years ago and the day has since taken on a conflicted sentiment with me. I try to take a moment to remember her on this day now.

  My mom is 89…we have talked about the day she will be gone…and our conversations have ,and will be consoling when the time comes.
      So when I cannot physically talk to mom on Mother’s day, her B-day… I have told her I will send up a message in a helium balloon on our special days… we laughed and this will keep us in touch, so to speak…

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 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    :smile: