Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Before I Was A Mom~


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 .

I did not write this, but Happy Mothers Day anyways!

5 SAY WHAT??????????????????:

Natalie said...

I love that! It made me cry the first time I read it and now i've cried again. Being a mom is truely the best!
Happy Mother's day to you!

Joleen said...

I LOVE that!! I've read it before, but it gives me goosebumps every time! Thanks!
I'm gonna go post it on my blog now! :D

Adams girls said...

Thank you. That was great. I needed that too.

Leah said...

Freakin LOVE that!

Leah said...

Hey where's my blog link? Am I no longer a friend?!! ;)

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