Thursday, May 1, 2008

Before I was a Mom

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, or 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.

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.

What a wonderful joy it is to be a mother!

6 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

You brought tears to my eyes and my heart. I love you little girl...and the two littles as well...
Aunt Sandi

david mcmahon said...

God bless you, Jodie - and your family. I am a father of three and my children are my L I F E.

Sandi sent me here.

Do keep in touch .....

Sandi McBride said...

Jodie darlin' congratulations on being a Special Mention in Post of the Day...I hope lots of visitors drop by and see what a beauty our Kara is! If you want to see what I'm talking about just click on david mcmahon and you'll see!
hugs to all
Aunt Sandi

quilly said...

I can see this being picked up and circulated through email forever. It is very well written and will touch the heart of every mother.

:-Daryl said...

David sent me .. what a lovely post .. someday I am sure your princess will tell people how special you are to her!

:-Daryl

nancygrayce said...

I just read that you live in Okinawa....my neice has lived there several years....her husband is a marine and her name is Amy....two boy children. I was thinking that since it really is a small world, you two might know each other.