Saturday, May 5, 2012

Before I Was A



Before I was a Mom-
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed.  I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.


Before I was a Mom-
I cleaned my house each day.  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- spit on- chewed on- or 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 that 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 a baby sleep.  


Before I was a Mom-
I never held a baby just because I didn't want to put it 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 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 of my body.   I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.  I didn't know the bond between a mother and her child.  I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.  


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 came across these truths of motherhood.  I'm not sure who the original author is- but I guess I never really realized how much my children warm my heart and life, make me feel emotions I never felt, and how very different my life was before children.  I feel so blessed to have Connor and Bailey in this season of my life and I look to enjoy the journey through all the good, and learn from the bad, and build those memories together.  


I hope that you will *share* this with someone whom you think is a special Mom...

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