Monday, May 19, 2008

Before I was a Mom

Recd this from a friend of mine a few days back. It was for Mother's Day. Hope all of you new moms (even you wise moms) out there enjoy it... I did.

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.

8 comments:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

What a lovely reflection for Mother's Day which was celebrated either yesterday or the week before.
w.

Chief Rock Chef said...

That is really good - as a father I know just about all of those feelings, except I had to listen to my wife's stomach to hear the heartbeats.

I think I am getting broody again! Hah!

Um Naief said...

wendy, Happy Mother's Day! it is a nice reflection.

rock chef, what is broody? you could hear the heart beat thru your wife's belly??? if we have another, i'd love for hashim to hear that!!

Christopher said...

Yes, a lovely and sweet mothers day entry, if I do say so myself!

rain said...

The truest touching post about motherhood... well said Um Naief :)

Chief Rock Chef said...

Broody means I want another baby...

From about 7 months, I have been able to press my ear to my wife's belly and , with a bit of searching, hear the baby's heart beat. It is much faster than an adult beat so you know when you have go it. Later I was often treated to a kick in the head too!

Olivia said...

Awww "having your heart outside your body".....

:)

Olivia said...

Hey thanks for coming by to catch up. Can't wait to hear what you think of the space sounds, and also I replied to you re the twins. Ciao!