Monday, 10 May 2010

Being a mom

Nothing in the world can prepare you for motherhood
No matter how many puppies you mothered before,
how many kids you were babysitter to
how many books you read in all those months waiting for the bundle to make it's appearance.

Nothing can prepare you for the absolute sleep deprivation
for the doubt you have in your own decisions
for the fear of something happening to your child
and for those endless nights with a feverish kid.

Nothing can prepare you for those 2 year old tantrums
for those hurtful words - "I hate you"
for the total disregard to mommy's time and things
for the emotional toll of keeping it all together.

Nothing can prepare you for the love you feel for them
for the complete and utter devotion you give to them
for the sacrifice of time and money
for the rich returns when they say: " I love you mommy"

I hope you all had a blessed Mothers day and were spoiled by your families - I certainly was .We spent the day with my mom and our friend Mariki who, due to an accident somewhere on the highway, could not make it in time to her own son and his family. I got the two pairs of stunning PJ's = just what I asked for - the one set features Tinkerbell - no guesses who chose that one. I love it!

Having a great Mothers day certainly makes my Monday.

Playing along with Cheryl.

Beautiful pictures by Jeaneete Verseter Photography


  1. Beautiful post and yay to being spoilt. nothing like truely being appreciated for all the hard work that you do.

  2. What lovely pictures :) Special moments!

  3. Happy Mothers Day, Cat. Gorgeous pics.

  4. Glad you had an awesome Mother's Day! That's great:-)

  5. Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day!! Awesome poem so true and great pictures!

  6. Beautifully said! And beautiful pictures!

  7. You are so right, there is nothing out there that prepares you.

    Loved this post.

  8. Great post! Happy Mother's Day!

  9. Oh Cat, expressed SO very beautifully! Those pictures of you with the babes illustrate so marvelously your relationship with each...simply beautiful. This post completely Makes My Monday. Thanks so much for playing along!

  10. OH how beautiful! This made me a little weepy :)
    The photos and your gorgeous words... just perfect!

  11. awesome pictures. cannot imagine what it must be like to have twins. just the thought makes me go a bit squinty-eyed!

  12. Lovely post and your family is adorable! Thanks for the visit!

  13. A post full of truth...those words I hate u still get to me.

  14. What a beautiful post, Cat! And gorgeous pictures to go along with it all. Just lovely :) Happy (late) Mother's Day!!

  15. Beautiful post my said it all!


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