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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Before I was a mom


Before I was a mom I made and ate hot meals. I had unstained clothing. I had quiet conversations on the phone.

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 mom I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to lullabies.

Before I was a mom 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, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a mom I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts, my body and all my feelings. 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 baby sleep.

Before I was a mom I never held a sleeping 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 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.

Before I was a mom I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every ten minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache or the satisfaction of being a mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much......before I was a mom.

-Author Unknown

It may be the hardest job in the world, but I wouldn't trade being a mom for anything.

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