Before I Was a Mom

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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 every day.

Before I was a Mom  I cleaned my house each day.  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. Spit 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 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 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.

And before I was a Grandma  I didn’t know that all those “Mom” feelings more than doubled!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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