Moments I want to remember...

Monday, November 21, 2005

Before I was a Mom

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 or 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 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 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. And before I was a Grandma, I didn't know that all those "Mom" feelings more than doubled when you see that little bundle being held by "your baby"...


  • did you write this yourselves or just a perfectly said FWD that got to you? I want to be a Mom now and hold a child down for a shot. :-) No seriously, my biological clock is going NUTS! Nuts I tell you! Can't wait till Ly's twins are born. Need to go see lil Noah too to play. ahhh.... bebes.

    By Blogger Claudette, At 4:12 PM  

  • You and buggie with that clock! Love it, embrace it! My clock is broken, but that's ok since I am lacking in the male-counter part department :)

    By Blogger Marci (aka Baby Banana), At 2:22 PM  

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