Thursday, April 14, 2011

Before I Was a Mom...

Okay, I didn't make this up but a friend sent it to me last Mother's Day when Honeybunny was still baking and I loved it so much so thought I'd share

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.
Crib sheet - and this hatbox beats my cradle any day
Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.  Pooped on.  Chewed on. Peed on. Drooled on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. 
I slept all night.
Frown in the mouth: My afternoon nap is a serious business
Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple smile. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Out on the floor: It's no struggle to snuggle up to a warm rug
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.

Getting back to nature: Who says caterpillars can't hibernate?
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.
It's a wrap: Lulled to sleep with a swaddling song
Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night just 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.
Prize guys: They came first in the bonnet baby contest
May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life.

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