May 8, 2009


Cari familiari ed amici...come potete vedere Judi e' stata bravissima a menzionare tutto cio' che le nostre mamme fanno! Non ci sono parole che possono essere scritte per descrivere l'amore e la graditudine che io ho per tutto cio' che mia madre ha fatto per me. Ricordo il passato con tenerezza ma guardo al futuro ed al giorno in cui portro' rincontrare mia madre e mio padre!
Per finire voglio menzionare un altra mamma: mia moglie Judi! Tu sei una mamma molto brava e ti siamo tutti riconoscenti per tutto cio' che fai per noi in famiglia! I love ya!

Before I was a Mom, I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.
Before I was a Mom, I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed.
brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was a Mom, I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to lullabies.
Before I was a Mom, I didn't worry whether my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers.
Before I was a Mom, I had complete control of my mind, my thought and my mind.
I slept all night long.
Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so that 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 it 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.
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 know 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.

Mother's Day is a special time of year because it gives us the chance to think about our mother's and all that they have done for us over the years. For me it also gives me the chance to reflect on my time as a mother, and how thankful and I am to be a Mother. I don't think that there is anything as important or special as being a mother. I love my boys so much and they mean the world to me. I now understand my own mother better, because I am a Mom!

I know that Giovanni misses his mother, Nonna Rosaria, very much. She was a very important part of his life. She raised him on her own (with the help of Pino-Gio's brother), from the time he was six years old. She did all she could for him and most of all she supported him and loved him and helped him to believe in himself and that he could accomplish any thing. I can tell you as a wife, that his mother did an amazing job. Gio is a great man and I know that he has his mother to thank for it!

My mother, Martha, died 5 years ago this coming August. I have many fond memories of her. I feel so blessed to call her mother. I suppose that being adopted makes me feel even more special, because I wasn't just a baby that came along..she really wanted me! If she really didn't want me, she wouldn't have adopted me. I know that my mother loved me and that she would have and did do everything that she could for me.

We are also lucky to have grandma Lorraine in our lives as well. Her and dad were married just about 3 years ago and she has been a wonderful addition to our family.
When her and dad got married Brian was thrilled because he was going to have a grandma again! We are grateful to her for the void that she has filled.

Happy Mother's Day to all mother's every where!!!

1 comment:

Aim said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I loved seeing all the picstures, new and old!