Friday, September 28, 2007

Before I was a Mom

Posted by kuri, ping, the pinglet, & mini-ping on 9/28/2007
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 them 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.

9 of you feeling verklempt. Tawlk amongst yourselves:

Granny said...

Unbelievably lovely.

C said...

This brought tears to my eyes--it's amazing how much our babies teach us, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Okay now I am crying!!! How beautiful Chris (the poem, the baby and the mother!!!)

NB

Love Mom said...

That was beautiful...

Kaz said...

That was so beautiful!

Sarah said...

I was caught off guard! Do computers short if tears fall on them?

Do you have "I'll Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch? It's a must-have.

Mande's J-Life said...

definitely verklempt. I especially like the line about having your heart outside your body. So very true!

Midori said...

You took the words right out of my mouth! ;-) Being a Mum is definitely an amazing thing.

Andrea said...

and before you were a mom you probably never knew that you would be a good one.

Your daughter is beautiful! I am sorry I never checked in before to see her first photos. lovely.

 

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