bits from bob....

Before I Was A Mom

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Posted by Robert J. Young
©, 2007, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

Before I was a Mom I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

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 lullabies.

Before I was a Mom I didnít worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.

Before I was a Mom I had never been puked on,
Pooped on,
Spit on,
Chewed on,
Peed on,
Or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom I had complete control of
My thoughts
My body
And my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom 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 didnít want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces,
When I couldnít 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 didnít know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didnít know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didnít know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didnít 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 didnít know I was capable of feeling so much,

Before I was a Mom.

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Last updated December 27, 2007.