An EASY Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

No “Sunday Stop” Linky Party today … just a Mother’s Day gift idea 🙂
I wanted to come up with a unique idea for a Mother’s Day gift for my amazing daughter a couple of years back … Ok, it was 2008. Time flies!
I came up with the idea to add a photo behind a poem that I found.
This poem ….
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 him 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.

Written by,

Evelyn Chang

Plus this picture …
Equals this!
I framed it and gave it to her as a gift. It hangs on a wall by her bed 🙂 Easy Peasy!
Thoughts? Questions? Comments?

Linking to …

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18 Responses to "An EASY Mother’s Day Gift Idea!"

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  1. Katharine Devinney

    May 6, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    That is a lovely idea. I liked the poem too!

  2. Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide

    May 6, 2012 at 4:32 AM


  3. Debbiedoo's

    May 6, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    That is so sweet. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with the newbie party.

  4. Liz - Imageremix

    May 6, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    BJ, what a sweet gift. What daughter wouldn’t treasure that! Thanks for sharing such a great idea. Hope you’ll stop and visit at Quirky Vistas sometime. I’d love that! I found you at Debbiedoo’s Newbie party!


  5. Liz - Imageremix

    May 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Hi again, thanks for coming by and leaving me a note. I have added your button to my link page and look forward to next week’s Joy @ Journey Link Party. Thank you so much!


  6. reFresh reStyle

    May 7, 2012 at 6:53 AM

    BJ, I thinks it’s a wonderful gift!

  7. Linda @ it all started with paint

    May 7, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    That just makes my heart melt. Such a lovely gift and fabulous idea!



  8. Katharine Devinney

    May 7, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    I have another question…I want to put a pinterst button and a blog signature on the bottom of my posts. I forget where to put it in the template so it automatically comes up every blog post.

  9. Sherry

    May 8, 2012 at 6:48 AM

    BJ, this is beautiful! The perfect gift for Mother’s Day. I’m now your newest linky follower.

  10. thistlewoodfarm

    May 8, 2012 at 4:56 PM


    This is truly beautiful. I think I need to make this for my mother 🙂 She is an incredible mother and this poem says so much about how I know she feels.


  11. DebbieDoesCreations

    May 11, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    I love the words over the picture. It is so meaningful. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday 🙂

  12. Evelyn Chang

    December 6, 2015 at 3:16 AM

    Hi, I’m glad you liked my poem lol however, I am sad that you didn’t site me as the writer. May I ask where you found it? I have the copy write. 🙂 (Not mad by any means, only confused)

  13. Joy2Journey

    January 10, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    I did that so long ago that I am not sure where I found it. I am thinking it must have said author unknown, otherwise I list the author at the bottom. I am glad to make sure that you get the credit and will change it in my post. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

  14. aleksandra

    January 15, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    I am a mom for 19 months now and I too stay awake just to watch my baby girl and wonder how on earth did I of all people managed to “produce” such perfection ….and i cried on pinterest reading this poem 🙂

  15. Joy2Journey

    January 16, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Ahhhh, Aleksandra, that is so great. Kids are awesome aren’t they? Hard to imagine life before them sometimes. Congrats to you and your family. Enjoy!

  16. Trish

    April 12, 2017 at 7:31 AM

    Love this idea! How do you make it?

  17. Azila

    February 3, 2021 at 2:52 AM

    So beautiful. I am ask for your permission to print out this poem.

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