Saturday, March 15, 2008

Blessed to be a Mommy

Before I was a Mom…
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were
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

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
could be so strong.
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.

How blessed I am to be a mom - Thank you Heavenly Father for giving me two most beautiful, precious gifts in Sara Beth and Garrett!

1 comment:

Robin Lambright said...

Thank You for taking me back to memories of when my children were still little and I was the center of their universe. I haven't been pooped on, peed on for years (I can say with complete certianty that I do not miss that particular aspet of motherhood) but it was a nice moment to think back to when they were small. I visited you blog from Fiddle sticks. I have added you to my blog roll. From the musicly illiterate what is Mezzo Forte?????