Monday, December 10, 2007

BEFORE I WAS A MOM

I got this in an e-mail today from my good friend Beth and I thought it was worth sharing with you all.

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 him 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.

3 comments:

Pugalicious said...

Hi Cyndi! Thank you for the comment you left on my blog. Please send me your email address and I'll send you the new blog info.
jetersmama@gmail.com
btw, I read the book you are currently reading (The Glass Castle) VERY good book!

Julie said...

I love this! Someone sent it to me not too long ago!

LOVED the card! Look for yours in the mail soon; I finally got them in the mail today!

Julie

Mob said...

That is so true. Being a mom is the best thing in the world. I just love it!