Wednesday, March 21, 2007

To all my fellow mothers

This was sent to me via email, and I thought I would post it to all my fellow mothers.

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 them 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.


The McKenzie Crew said...

OK -
I was crying before I got through the first half of that!!!

BEAUTIFUL and soooooo true:)

I love that:)

And I LOVE being a MOMMA!!!!!


Bekah said...

that is so beautiful! and that picture of your daughter is the most beautiful photo ever!

ginger said...

I love that poem. I posted on my blog several posts back. It is sooo sweet!!!

Corey said...

I love being a Mom... I think that's what I was born to do

Angel said...

true, true, true... I love my job Angel

Carrie said...

I love this! It made me cry. I am putting it on my blog right away. It is so truly. I love being a mom and I always knew it was what I wanted to be.