Thursday, March 5, 2009

Before I Was A Mom!

A friend of mine sent this to me in an email and I thought I should share it with all Moms.

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 .

4 comments:

Barbara said...

Isn't it the truth? :D Thanks for bringing a smile to my face, Heather.

Heather said...

You are most welcome! I love Mom poems, they always seem to come at just the right time and remind me that I really do LOVE being a mom!lol

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

Thanks, this was really sweet. My son turns 15 tomorrow. Here I thought there were lots of worries when he was little, but they were nothing compared to the worries I have about him now. Thanks for the boost!

Barbara said...

Hey, Heather. Just wanted you to know you won Addicted and Lords of Desire!!! Come on over and claim your prize at my blog :) Congrats!!

 
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