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 him 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.  rhys.jpg

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12 comments on “Before I was a Mom…

  1. [know the feeling of having my heart outside my body]
    [knew that I could love someone so much]
    [never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom]

    between sobs…

    this is more basik than most…

    Thanks for sharing this
    Thank you Sy.

    @Tumwi.
    True that..
    and the firstie is totally kewl

  2. you know what?i have copied, pasted and am about to print…especially for my brother’s wife because am sure she will so identify with this!
    if she calls you for some mummy talk after, don’t say i didn’t warn you.

  3. I know it seems like I’m in opposition to your posts, but I’m really not.

    I take it from this post, you had never taken care of a child before you had your own? Anyone whose spent even a couple of minutes with a child has experienced over half of what you’re talking about.

    And if you’ve ever taken care of any child 1/2 of the other 1/2.

    I aspire to be a mom myself and I understand it’s going to be like nothing I’ve ever known. So… take it with 100 grains of salt.

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