Before becoming a mother, life was about me -- my dreams and accomplishments. Now the real meaning of life has been revealed to me. Watching my child grow and learn fulfills me like nothing else. To take care of someone, teach them what you know, and love them more than your own life is what being a mom is all about. I thank God every day for blessing my life with the greatest gift of all, my daughter.
I became a mom in a far-off land.
A little baby smiled and squeezed my hand.
Mother and daughter, we soon became,
My title was finally mom, what a beautiful name.
Mom means caring, laughter and trust,
Three ingredients for a good mom, surely a must.
Looking at my child, my heart swells with pride,
When I give her a hug, her eyes open wide.
"I love you, Mommy," and that's the best,
And now I know a mommy can never, ever rest!
-- Patricia Leclair of Mattapoisett--,