Thursday, November 6, 2008

Before I was a Mom....

I came across these VERY TRUE words I feel describe my feeling about being a Mom to my 2 boys. (No, I did not write this in case you're wondering)
Hope you like it....


Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words in a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not 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 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 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 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 love before I was a Mom.


CarolinaGirl said...

This is a great poem,I love it.
Your sons are just beautiful, just like Mommy!

Lipstick said...

I love this poem! My favorite line is the one about having your heart outside your body.

Gorgeous pics too!