Takin’ The Day Off!

It’s Mother’s Day and I’m taking the day off….I’m sleeping in and doing nothing all day!
My Mom gave me this poem when Tater was born and I absolutely adore it!
Happy Mother’s Day – Enjoy it and make sure your family spoils you rotten because you deserve it!!
A Newborn’s Conversation With God
author unknown
A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”
God said, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”
The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.” God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”
Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?” God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”
And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?” God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”
Who will protect me?” God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.”
But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.” God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”
God said, “You will simply call her, “Mom.”
The Divine Mother
For your reading pleasure on Mother’s Day…check out these blogs:
For a laugh: Taming Insanity
For a yummy, and I mean YUMMY!, and very easy side dish that even hubby can make: a belle, a bean, & a chicago dog
A reminder that being a mom isn’t only emotional, but physical too (and I’ve got the bruises to prove it!): Letters for Lucas 
For a beautiful reminder about the importance of being a role model for your kids : Happenings of a Little Bubsy
For a chance to win some really, really beautiful earrings: Funky Mama Bird
For a video that will have you crying (with laughter!): Pull up your potty seat, this could take awhile
And so it goes…


  1. NanaDiana says:
    I have read that poem before-what a wonderful sentiment~thanks for sharing it here~ Hope you have a wonderful day with your little monsters....er....I mean....children~
  2. I love that! I've never thought of it in a sense that we moms are our babies angels! Happy Mother's Day to you, and thanks for the shout.

    Hey, you should add a share bar to your posts. I totally wanted to tweet this for you!
  3. Such a beautiful poem...thanks for the mention Natalie...you are too sweet!
  4. Woohoo! Free time! Thanks for the mention...but mostly thanks for the reminder that it's time to eat more food and not clean.
  5. Your Mother's Day plans are awesome. Hope you have a great day!

  6. I hope you feel extra loved and appreciated today! Happy Mother's day!!
  7. Lula Lola says:
    I love the poem. I'm already feeling kind of emotional and it has just got me undone! So sweet!
    Happy Mother's Day!
  8. That is such a sweet poem! Hope you had a wonderful mothers day!!!!
  9. I hope that you got enjoy your day. I am going to check out these recommendations. :)
  10. Helene says:
    That's beautiful! I had read it somewhere awhile ago but had forgotten about it!

    Hope you're having a wonderful relaxing Mother's Day!
  11. alicia says:
    Hope it was a great day. I know you've needed a break. Hey, I have an award for you. Come over and grab it!

    alicia @ a beautiful mess.
  12. Farmers Wifey says:
    Lovely poem, and happy mothers day to you! Now I need to check out some of these links you mentioned!!
  13. bruinlab says:
    Following you from follow friday link on mommy loop...you left a comment on my blog (THANK YOU!!!!) I so appreciate a little English in my Swedish overwhelmed world. Love the blog. It's sweet. Really. A little honestly goes a long way in my bood and let's face it being a mom can be tiring! LOL.
    Do come back again....
    http://bruinlab.blogspot.com/ aka the occasional ex-pat.
  14. Hello! I'm Kate. says:
    I love this! I got linked here from your "dadism" post--I loved that too! But for all different reasons! lol Your dad sounds hilarious!