Happy Mother's Day! ~ 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 ...
(author unknown)
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  1. Cheryl:

    Couldn't be more perfect, or more true.

    As I read this I tried to remember my life "Before I Was A Mom." I just couldn't. It wasn't much of a life, obviously.


  2. This is beautiful! Congratulations on being named one of last week's BEST blog posts by Randy Seaver! You deserve it.

  3. Hi footnoteMaven,

    I remember telling my daughter when she was about to have her first child a few years ago that she will finally know the feeling of being a mother. To me, there aren't enough or the proper words to ever totally explain it. She agrees with me now. It does change your whole world. What was important before children for me anyway, just reminds me of being a teenager. Thank you for the comment.

    Hi Becky,

    Thank you. I had no idea Randy picked this, as I hadn't been to the post yet. Thanks for letting me know!

    I hope you both had a wonderful Mother's Day!


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