8/07/2008

Before I was a mom



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 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.
I can do nothing else but praise the Lord for my three wonderful little girls. Kayla, Nicole and Noelia, mommy love you sooooo much.



1 comments:

Nate & Arancha Photography said...

Porque tienes unas niñas más monaaaaaaas! chica me dan ganas de ser madre :) Has escrito el poema tu?