Friday, February 6, 2009

Before I Was A Mom...

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 had 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 her 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 wonder mentor the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.

12 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

I love this poem...so true. It is unbelievable how much things change when that little one arrives. Things just get better and better when you are a Mom.
Cute pics.

Following Him said...

I LOVE this poem :) So true...I've heard :)
~Elyse~

Lisa said...

OMG - That made me cry and those pictures are perfect for it!! Off to get me a tissue. Thanks for sharing!!

Kelly said...

GREAT pix.
I loved this. It is SO true.
I just realized that (for whatever reason) I have not been getting your blog updates. Hmmm...I just thought last night, Stacey has not blogged in a couple days. Then this morning I see this post and scroll down and you have been blogging. I just have not been receiving them. I must look into that.
I am going to go and catch up now. :)

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how sweet! You never know how much motherhood is going to change you until the day that baby is actually born. It gives you a whole new perspective on life.

Thanks for sharing my friend! I hope you have a great weekend!

Jane Anne said...

I have never heard this poem before. I love it! Thanks for sharing it. Those pictures are beautiful.

tollesons4him said...

I had never heard this until today and I am wiping the tears away! Thanks for sharing that.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Love this poem. Really great! The pics of you and the boys are so cute too!! I might remember this one for mothers day post....Yes, this means I will steal your idea...=) Great Job!

Alicia said...

I remember reading this somewhere before. It's so true, and right on!!!

Love the pictures of you and your boys!!

Debra said...

Stacey,

Love this picture and the poem! Happy Saturday to you!

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Lisa said...

I absolutely love the pics of you and the boys.....how precious, I am so glad to have two of them and two girls too....twice the fun...sometimes.