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Friday, May 16, 2008

Before I was a mom or grandmother

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 or GRANDMA, 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 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 grandmother..

3 comments:

Maria said...

It's really beautiful and touching post. You reminded me of how I'm thankful of having a mom so great and loving. (from mary at femtalks.com)

jasmine ann said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and heartfelt post. Truly wonderful :)

Footsteps said...

Beautifully expressed. There's no way for a mom-to-be to know how much motherhood will change her, refine her and redefine her "world."