5.10.2008

before I was a mom...


Before I was a mom...

I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and teeth every day.




Before I was a mom...

I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I didn't think about immunizations.







Before I was a mom...

I had never been puked on...pooped on...spit on...chewed on...or peed on. I had complete control of my mind and thoughts. I slept the whole night.







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 him or her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces cause I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew 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 understand that bond between a Mother and her baby. 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 everything 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.

6 comments:

Shanna Grimes said...

Ahhh...so true, as I sit nursing my hungry teething girl. Happy Mothers' Day!!!

Anonymous said...

lol shanna...and that is SO why I bottle fed!

Happy Mommy's Day back at ya!

...danielle

JSmith5780 said...

I LOVE that poem!

baby trevor's mommy said...

Me too...

...danielle

~Mama Skates~ said...

i love how u put that with pics - so much sweeter!

baby trevor's mommy said...

thanks...

I'm thinkin' some of your creativity is rubbin' off on me! *grin*

...danielle