January 25, 2008

Before I was a Mom

A friend of mine forwarded me a poem that I loved and I wanted to share it with you:

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 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 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


Rhonda said...

Sometimes I get choked up when I realize I don't have kids -- and won't. You're so blessed. Have a great Friday (weekend), Lori.

crazy working mom said...


baby~amore' said...

I love this poem !

sunshineforlife said...

Hi Lori, this poem is very beautiful. Can i repost it at my blog?

I am glad to come by your page. i am a single mom for 10 yrs now and I feel mommy life is a drag and horrible. would loeve to link u to my blog for more reads in the coming days.

Take care and happy wednesday!