On Being a Mom

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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 on weekends

And never worried about how late I got into bed.

Before I was a mom…

I cleaned the house each day.

I never tripped over toys or forgot words to lullabies.

Before I was a mom…

I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.

I never thought about childhood diseases.

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 mind,

My thoughts,

My body.

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 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.

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2 thoughts on “On Being a Mom

  1. Thank you! I hope you’ve had a very special Mother’s Day. My kids brought me breakfast in bed…it was the sweetest thing!

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