Before I Was A Mom

Before I was a Mom
I made and ate hot meals

I had unstained clothing
I had quiet conversations on the phone

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 my teeth everyday

Before I was a Mom
I cleaned my house each day

I never tripped over toys or forgot words of lullabies

Before I was a Mom
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
Spit on
Chewed on
Peed on
Or pinched by tiny fingers

Before I was a Mom
I had complete control of:

My thoughts
My body
And my mind
I slept all 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 it 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

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 wonder
Or the satisfaction of being a Mom
I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

~ Author Unknown




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Published on: January 18, 2011 | Tags: ,

6 Responses to Before I Was A Mom

  1. Wendy says:

    Hey there. Love your blog concept. I too am a full time mom of three. New to the blog world, but making my way to discover more.

    I liked your comments on blog frog regarding clean, streamline blogs. Would love to have that in my own blog. If you have a minute would welcome your comments on my own blog.

    thanks for putting it out there…on the positive side…I’m a firm believer in you get back what you put in (and it starts with your attitude).

    Thanks a mil.
    Wendy @ Simplybrookes

  2. Anna says:

    I love it!! well written.

  3. Kim says:

    I love this poem, so true! I am back to this stage of life, after the kids have moved out. I still love being a Mom!

  4. Awwwww, this hit me right in the core…thanks for sharing!

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