Sunday, May 8, 2011

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 she wasokay.
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 would not have it any other way.
Today I am sick. 
My husband made me breakfast and has a plan for a yummmmy dinner tonight!
My little bean is keeping me laughing with all the new things she is learning.
Even being sick on Mothers day is okay because I get to just chill on the couch.
and watch b-ball.
I love my little family. I love being a mom.


Poekitten said...

Happy Mother's Day! They grow up fast and I hope you're enjoying every day with your little one:)

I came by from comment love day.

Laura said...

Visiting from comment love. I am glad you're loving being a mom. Happy Mother's Day!

Breann said...

I agree on all points! Great post! Happy Mother's day, I hope you at least get a nap... I don't think I will..

Shalyn said...

So sweet! Happy late mothers day!