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*this made me cry hard today. It’s all so true*

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 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 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.

5 Comments

  1. matt and shell

    May 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Oh my ! I sit here with Tears in my eyes! I loved it , thanks for sharing, and oh so true…. Your heart is suddenly outside your body living in this perfect person you love so much.
    I am gonna post this on my blog too if you don;t mind….

  2. cat

    May 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    i love you…happy mother’s day my sweet sister. you deserve to celebrate big today!

  3. cat

    May 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    i love you…happy mother’s day my sweet sister. you deserve to celebrate big today!

  4. Chele

    May 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    This was beautiful! I love the pic of the babies and am so glad you had a lovely Mother’s Day.

  5. Chele

    May 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    This was beautiful! I love the pic of the babies and am so glad you had a lovely Mother’s Day.

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