Call Your Mother!

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Create the relationship you’ve always wanted with your mother.

It’s strange how often we feel tied to behaving the same old way in our relationships, as if the “rules” are written in stone and we are stuck with them.

If you don’t have a loving relationship with your mother, or if you’d like it to be a closer one, go ahead and change the rules!

You can do this even if your mother is no longer available to you.

You can do it by simply saying: “I love you” — call your mom today and tell her those words. They are incredibly liberating!

My mom died in 2001, but that detail doesn’t stop me from having heartfelt conversations with her and asking for her support and guidance. I wear jewelry that was hers, I put out little knickknacks and memorabilia that remind me of her. I read books that she enjoyed. I thank her for all the lessons she taught me, even if I didn’t recognize their value at the time!

Our moms LOVE to feel needed!

If you are a mom, you know this. I saw a wonderful poem in an email a friend sent me — actually my daughter’s future mother-in-law and I’m so happy that this warm and caring woman will have a significant role in my daughter’s life, bringing more love into the circle surrounding my girl.

I’ve tried to find out who the author of this poem is — it’s listed at several different web sites with no  mention of the author. If you know who wrote it, please let me know and I will post an update on this blog so the person (I assume she’s a mother!) will get the proper credit.

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.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

from your happiness guru,


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