Sunday, November 11, 2007

Before I was a Mom...

So, I got this FWD e-mail that was actually pretty good...

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 s o 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 (sometimes 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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I came up with a few of my own...

Mine: BEFORE I WAS A MOM I…
I didn’t know how fast I could take a complete shower, while singing at the top of my lungs – with the shower door OPEN for full baby entertainment
Could do the dishes – uninterrupted –or complete all steps of doing the laundry in one afternoon I never had Big boobies
Didn’t know That I could type with one hand
Didn't disinfect EVERYTHING
Never nursed a baby in the back seat of a car or standing up in a restaurant restroom because there was no chair or nursing where ever I am
Never learned to eat with my LEFT hand (I’m right-handed)
Didn’t know How many song I could make up about poopoo & peepee
Ate warm green beans, hot pizza, & un-melted ice cream
Didn't even worry about if there was a drive thru or not
Never knew How much my body could change
Never went to church smelling like spit-up
Didn't think about loud vs quiet restaurants
Could finish checking my e-mail in one sitting
Didn't fully understand some parts of the Bible (understanding the Father to Child heart of God)
Didn't know I could LOVE so much

So, Mommy's..... Hit comments and share some of yours...

(P.S.- Happy Veterans Day )
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Comment from AtlantaMama's MOM:

Before I was a MOM...

I thought couples slept WITHOUT a child between them
I didn't know what "purple snapper shoes" were (velcro tennis shoes - and purple is hard to find!)
I didn't realize every child's show that comes to town - like Sesame Street on Ice - MUST be attended
Music was to enjoy - without Salty the Singing Songbook
I didn't know what it felt like to be hugged by your child
I didn't know the grief a mom feels when her child leaves for college
I didn't know my child would end up being my friend
I never knew I could love so much

Posted by Kaye to AtlantaMama'sExpressions at November 16, 2007 11:32 PM

2 comments:

Ruth Allen Bryant said...

I think you are mistaken that Elijah is entertained at your singing in the shower. You see it is your boobs he likes.... Just kidding, well kind of. Now Caroline is old enough to notice my boobs. If I'm naked, she follows me around with her mouth open.
love!
Oh and by the way, can you send me the lyrics to those poopoo and peepee songs?

Kaye said...

Before I was a MOM...

I thought couples slept WITHOUT a child between them
I didn't know what "purple snapper shoes" were (velcro tennis shoes - and purple is hard to find!)
I didn't realize every child's show that comes to town - like Sesame Street on Ice - MUST be attended
Music was to enjoy - without Salty the Singing Songbook
I didn't know what it felt like to be hugged by your child
I didn't know the grief a mom feels when her child leaves for college
I didn't know my child would end up being my friend
I never knew I could love so much