Sunday, January 11, 2009

An intro to my new blog idea: "Things you never imagined you would say before you had children"

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.

Today I said, "Put the poop back in the potty!"

4 comments:

Amy said...

i love it! you such an amazing mom! :) i love observing it! thank you for sharing.

Janine the Bean said...

Did you write that?

Jen said...

Here's mine: Eat that hotdog before you get any more broccoli!

The Six of Us said...

I don't care if you are a predator. Do NOT stalk your baby brothers!