Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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 them 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 never felt 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



3 comments:

  1. I LOVE this post! It made me cry. You are such a great mom to your sweet girls!

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  2. This is beautiful and so true! Being a Mom is so indescribable. The love is like nothing else. Beautiful post.

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  3. Love this! And it's so true!!

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