"Before I Was A Mom" - Sunday Snapshot

May 8, 2011

Reagan Walking through the Garden BLOG
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.

No picking Reagan BLOG
Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked or pooped on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night.

Sarah sitting on the steps BLOG
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.

Sarah blowing bubbles collage BLOG
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 lovebeing a Mom.

GIrls on the bench COLLAGE
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.

Peek A Boo I See You BLOG
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.

Ying and Yang BLOG
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.

hand and Hand BLOG
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.

Over the bridge BLOG
It is hard for me to remember life before becoming a Mom and there is nothing that gives me greater joy. Everyday I look at three smiling faces and know that I am blessed beyond measure to have the best job in the world!

Happy Mother's Day to all!

~Enjoy your special day~

Sunday Snapshot

**This was a poem that I received in one of those chain emails. I thought it was really cute, so I added my own photos**

The dresses and leggings the girls are wearing in these photos and the ones they wore on Easter Sunday were from Art and Soul Boutique. A few of you left comments on Wednesday and I forgot to come back and post the link. To visit Art and Soul Boutique, click HERE.


elliotts said...

This post literally brought tears to my eyes...but we all know these are tears of JOY today! Happy Mother's Day, Lisa!

I look forward to lunch with you again SOON!


*Jess* said...

so beautiful and so true! Happy Mother's Day!

Kim said...

Beautiful Post for a Beautiful Mom..
Happy Mother's Day my friend..

jenbusymom said...

Happy day Lisa! Wonderful pictures, I love those dresses!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Happy Mother's Day hope your day is extra special!

Courtney said...

Beautiful post and beautiful girls. Happy Mother's Day!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Happy Mother's Day Lisa!


redmaryjanes said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend. Your post is beautiful and so true. We are so very blessed with our beautiful children.
I love the dresses and will have to go over and see the boutique they come from.
Have a wonderful day!

Debbie said...

Happy Mother's Day....I hope its a lovely relaxing time for you at home with your 3 darlings and one big one!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Those words were so true!! I never knew I could feel so much either!!! Happy Mother's Day my friend!!!

Sue said...

beautiful poem and pictures! Happy Mother's Day Lisa.......

Jodee said...

Lisa -- Happy Mother's Day! I hope you have a fun and relaxing day!

What a fun photo shoot! The girls look adorable in their matching dresses. Thanks for linking to the boutique so we can check it out!

Gail said...

I hope your Mother's Day is extra special, Lisa!

Beautiful post and the pictures of the girls are fabulous!!! Will have to check out that site.



Jewels of My Heart said...

They are so beautiful... love all the shots.
Happy Mother's Day Lisa!
Enjoy your precious gifts...
God's Blessings,

Rachelle said...

Love that poem... but the pictures really make it shine. Beautiful. Happy Mom's Day.

Alyson and Ford said...

Beautiful! Happy Mother's Day!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely beautiful photos, Lisa! Happy Mother's Day to you, too!!!!

Tammie T. said...

These photos are beautiful! I love how you personalized the chain email!
Happy Mother's Day!

Karin Griffin said...

Absolutely beautiful Lisa!! Happiest Mother's Day to you!!

Ice Cream! said...

Happy Mother's Day! You sure do have a lot to celebrate this year :) Lots of love!

Missy said...

Ice Cream is me ... ugh :/ lol!

Jen said...

Precious, precious photos of your girls! :)

Kim said...

Beautifully said. Beautifully shot.
Happy Mothers Day Lisa!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Love Letters To China said...

So beautiful Lisa! We certainly are blessed to have these wonderful children in our lives. Happy Mother's Day. Enjoy!


DiJo said...

I love this poem, and I love these awesome pics!!!!!

Happy Mother's Day Friend!


Annie said...

The pictures are beautiful as are your girls! I posted the same poem on my blog. Very cute and very true!!!

Sennie said...


Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day my sweet friend.

I love this post and adore the photo.



the meaklims said...

I want to add another line to your beautiful poem: Before you were a Mother, you didn't have the joy of photographing these precious precious beautiful children.

Truly gorgeous photos.
Happy Mothers Day to you, your first to baby Reagan.


Leslie @ Body Won't Break said...

beautiful. i loved this poem. i think it completely shows what is to be a mom. and it makes me excited for the day (in the future) when i will become a mom.

Mimi said...

Beautiful pictures, I can see reagan's determination to keep up, the fun she and Sarah are having together, and the love that Sarah shows towards Reagan.
Don't you wonder what we used to do with al that time before motherhood?
Happy Mother's Day, Lisa!

Sandy said...

Lisa, I love this, I have it on my blog too! Although I didn't post any oh so adorable pics.
Happy Mother's Day!

Briana's Mom said...

What a beautiful post! Exquisite photos! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Kristen Chase said...

Happy Mother's Day! Those pictures are adorable...love those outfits and sandals! :)

Esp. love that second to last pic.... :)

Monica said...

beautiful photos!

Valeria said...

Love the poem, the photos, the outfits... happy mother's day

Virginia said...

I loved this poem..so sweet and so true. Beautiful photos..Sarah and Reagan could not be any cuter! Happy Mothers Day!

Gin =)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos as always! Your daughters are so precious - esp love the one of them playing hide and seek or peek a boo? Wow Sarah is getting so tall! Happy Mother's Day, Cathy

Hailey @ Me and My Boys said...

Those pictures are so pretty! The colors are beautiful. And the girls are so adorable. Happy Mother's Day!

Michelle R Photography said...

Where to begin with so much cuteness!! I read "Before I was a Mom" yesterday morning and it's so true. The girls look precious and those outfits are darling!! This looks like such a fun place to take them with camera in hand.

I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!!


Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

Hope you had a fabulous mother's day!

Wanda said...

Lisa - a perfect poem to accompany these gorgeous images. And the dresses? LOVE them. The girls just look darling.

I know you had a great Mother's Day!!! Your first as a Mom of 3.

Love you,

Jamie Rubeis said...

Beautiful Post. Adorable pictures!!!

Casey said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!! Gorgeous pictures!! Sarah is looking way too grown... make her slow down! :)

quilt'n-mama said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

quilt-n-mama at blogspot dot com

Kim said...

I'm sure your Mother's Day was extra special this year. You photo as always...beautiful!

Sharon said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Chris said...

What a beautiful post!


carolinagirl said...


The girls' dresses are adorable.

ellieshine said...

precious photos - you do capture your children's childhood wonderfully!!!!

love their dresses, and your perspective. and the song on your blog :)

Happy Happy Mother's Day to you!

xo ellie

Dita said...

These shots of the girls just scream SPRING to me. I marvel at how amazing Sarah is as Reagan's doting big sister. Her patience, love and PRIDE just shine through. I adore watching your beautiful girls together!

Love the dresses too.....so PRETTY!


BA said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! those dresses are precious!! Sarah looks sooooo tall!!!!! How did that happen???? She seems taller than the last time you posted pictures of her! Amazing as usual!

Anonymous said...

The final photo is just gorgeous! It truly speaks a thousand words.