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Before I was a Mom. Poem

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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My best friend found this poem online and shared it with me. It made me cry reading it and it still makes me cry every time I go back and re-read it. Just wanted to share it with you all!

Before I was a Mom

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 the words to lullabies.

Before I was a Mom
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
Peed on
Or pinched by tiny fingers.

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

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 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 what love at first sight really meant.
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.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much
Before I was a Mom
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Feb. 12, 2013 at 1:26 PM

aww it's sweet

Mumtobeagain
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM
Would it be possible to get you to message me this poem?
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MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Feb. 12, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Sweet

Janet
by Ruby Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Thanks for sharing.
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ashleighmama
by Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:43 AM
1 mom liked this
I love it, its so true!
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splatz
by Sarah on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:47 AM
1 mom liked this
Love it! :)
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kaydenmakes3
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 9:36 PM

I love this :)

squeekers
by Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM

 love this. thanks.

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