Sunday, May 9, 2010

Before I was a mom...

Happy Mother's Day!
I sent this poem out to a bunch of Mommy friends in an email earlier this week & just love it so I wanted to share it on here too with some pictures my daughter, who without her I wouldn't be a Mommy!





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.


I hope you all had a great Mother's Day! Dont forget those in your lives who have their children/moms in heaven! And I deeply think of the women who yearn to be a mother so bad! I hope you all get to one day celebrate this day with a child of your own!

1 comment:

Rosie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Precious pictures :)