Saturday, April 5, 2008

Before I was a mom/dad.

I got this as an email and really liked it.

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 MomI 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 him/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.

4 comments:

Shandi Brown said...

That is a sweet quote!
And the cookies below are making me hungry! YUM

Landon and Debbie said...

So true... don't you love it! There is definitly nothing quite like it, and I wouldn't change it for anything.
I am so excited to see you all in a couple of weeks. It can't come fast enough. Love you all... give sarah big hugs and kisses from us, I am excited to see the little muchkin.

Heather said...

I found this poem too and I was gonna post it! Ya beat me to it, I probably still will but anyway love it! Hey I called you and you never called back ya butt. :)

Jenn and Seth Phillips said...

CHUCKIE I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO COME TO UTAH YIPEE, ARE YOU GOING TO COME TO MOMMY MOVIE DAY??