Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mothers week

Mothers week!!!
   Let me first say... thank you!!! Thank you to all of you mothers. You are a precious gift. I have learned the last few months just how precious. I found this the other day, and thought that it couldn't be any more true.
Before I was a Mom

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 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 - Spit on - Chewed on, or 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 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 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.
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.

I am so so happy to have begun this journey as a mom, and I am so excited. 
Here's a little about myself...My name is Karen Orr. 
I am short, and I am blonde ( who've probably guess that by now) I have an extreme sweet tooth, which is quite a problem. I love to read, sew, and cook even though, I am not very good at the latter two. I hate to do laundry. I always wear sandals, and love being barefoot. I like hockey and baseball. I love sno cones, chick-fil-a, and Mexican food. I hate blow drying my hair and would prefer to always wear a ponytail. Before my current teaching job as a mom; I was the 4th-6th grade teacher at our christian school. 
I have two dogs who consider themselves my children as well.

I have literally been raised in my church, and I share that with you because I am who I am today for it.My home life growing up was anything but normal, and my church family really became my family. My moms, dads, and grandparents. Their influence and testimony is what led me to my own personal relationship with Christ. This relationship has been my most important. God has been so very good to me, and He has blessed my life above and beyond what I could ever have imagined.
I am married to an amazing guy who I really am in love with, Bob. He and I grew up knowing each other in church. In fact, He was my youth director. :)  and regardless of what he says, I liked him first, and I knew I was going to marry him. :) He and I married in January of 2008. 
We both wanted children and were so excited to start our family. I remember the night I told him I was pregnant... He was speechless. When he did finally find his voice all he could say was "that's awesome" and he repeated those words about 100 times.
He is a computer guy, and the youth director at our church. He is also an incredible strength to me.
I have thoroughly enjoyed blogging, it has been my " getaway" in a sense. It is my opportunity to also brag about my little man. I also blog with the intent to be an encouragement a blessing, and a testimony. It is my desire that others may smile, and know that even though this journey is not what we asked for... it really is for good, and God really is right there with us. Happy Mother's day!!! May you all know you are loved.


HennHouse said...

I love this!! Thank you for sharing!

Kari said...

KAREN My goodness. i spent forever looking for that poem/reading for our mother's day service on sunday. How funny!!!?? great minds think alike

Mom of The Fields Five said...

Thanks for sharing...I needed to read this poem and I needed to reminded how strong I really am. I can do the hard things that are required of me as a Mom. Thanks again!