Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Something from my e-mail inbox, for all mothers out there for the coming Mother's Day.

For me, before I was a Mom, I didn't think I can have such a strong emotion and love for someone. I have always been afraid that I couldn't love someone enough but I'm glad it is far from true.

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 ...

To all mothers - Happy Mother's Day. Hope you'll spend it with your family and loved ones around you.


  1. I'll show it to my mum :)

  2. Thank you so much Lina.I lost in your way of expressing your love.I didn't know how to appreciate.I wonder,you're such a beautiful Mom by heart.Have a Happy Mom's day.

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  3. @Jim,
    Do... I had tears the first time I read this.

    I try my best to be a good mother, as all mothers would wish for their children.

  4. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

  5. What a nice poem! Happy Mother's Day, lina!

    Btw, I think you misunderstood my conversation with neo in my blog. We were talking about KL Tower high entrance fee, not the two towers in KK : )

  6. @Ayie,
    Yes, Happy Mother's day!

    oh! Silly me... you were talking about your previous visit to KL Tower is it? Should've read the comments thread more carefully. :D

  7. Happy Mother's Day to you Lina and may you have a wonderful celebration! :)

  8. @Mei Teng & ECL,
    and to you too! Are you planning to do anything special for your Moms?

  9. It's OK. The two towers in KK are free to visitors. If got entrance fee, I would've think twice about going! LOL!

  10. Btw, r u free to meet up with JL next week? I'm planning to meet up with him and perhaps you and Suituapui. But don't know whether we all have the same free time! : )

  11. @foong,
    You guys meeting up on Fri rite? Can re-arrange schedule. What time and where?

  12. what a lovely poem and Happy Mother's day!

  13. Happy mother's day to you Lina!

    I'm off on weekends so I'll greet you now!



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