Before I was mom

So true… 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 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.