A friend of mine shared this reverie for Mother's Day.
"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 nigh twatching 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 ."
To all the moms out there: Happy Mother's Day.