Thursday, May 7, 2009

Before I Was a Mom

My Mom just sent me this poem today and I thought it summed up my feelings as a mother perfectly. So in honor of Mommy's Day, here is a precious poem you can share with a Mommy in your life :-)


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 of the 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 hear outside of 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 am not sure who the author of this lovely poem is, but if and when I find out, I will update.

5 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite poems! i can never make it through the whole thing before crying! Thanks for sharing

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  2. So sweet and so very true! Thank you for sharing

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  3. That brought tears to my eyes...beautiful poem.

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