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 every day.

Before I was Mom
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to 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 spit up on,
pooped on,
teethed on,
peed on,
or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom
I had complete control of my mind,
my thoughts,
and my body.
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 toothless 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 known the warmth,
the joy, the heartache,
the love, 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.
 
                  - author unknown -

 

 

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