Before I Was A Mom Family

  • View author's info Posted on Dec 21, 2005 at 02:30 PM

    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.
    Spit 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 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 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 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.
    And before I was a Grandma, I didn't know that all those "Mom" feelings more than doubled when you see that little bundle being held by "your baby"........

    Send this to someone who you think is a special Mom or Grandma. I just did.
    And remember that behind every successful mother......
    Is a basket of dirty laundry.
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  • View author's info Posted on Jan 17, 2006 at 04:56 PM

    Wow- Thanks for sharin...def pulls on the heartstrings...
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 10, 2006 at 08:18 PM

    Thank you ladies, all of the above is so true. I love being a mother and a grandmother. Children are God's greatest gifts.
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 07, 2006 at 10:54 PM

    yes ..there's nothing to compare.."UNTIL" you experience being blessed with grandkids...

    here's another for ya girls...............

    Somebody Said
    Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby;

    Somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother,"normal" is history.

    Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct;
    Somebody never took a three year old shopping.

    Somebody said being a mother is boring;

    Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

    Somebody said If you're a good mother, your child will "turn out good";

    Somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

    Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother;

    Somebody never helped a 4th grader with her math.

    Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first;

    Somebody doesn't have five children.

    Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child- rearing questions in the books;

    Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.

    Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor & delivery;

    Somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten...or on a plane headed for milatary"boot camp".

    Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back...

    Somebody never organized four giggling brownies to sell cookies.

    Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married;

    Somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mothers heartstrings.

    Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home;

    Somebody never had grandchildren.

    Somebody said your mother knows you love her so you don't need to tell her;

    Somebody isn't a mother.

    Have a great day....
  • View author's info Posted on Dec 27, 2005 at 09:08 AM

    I don't really remember life before my kids. It's as if there was no real meaning...then this amazing thing grows inside of you and you become one with it...loving it from the first instance. I have the most fondest memories of holding my babies when they were soft and sweet...I used to constantly just run my cheeks against theirs. OMG I am going to cry! And no, I don't want to be a grandma anytime soon, since my kids are teens, but I can't wait to experience holding my babies,!
  • View author's info Posted on Dec 26, 2005 at 06:13 PM

    wow...what true words! I persoanlly can not wait to be a Nanny. Although I hope it will be many oldest baby is only 16.
    my children complete me
  • View author's info Posted on Dec 21, 2005 at 04:55 PM

    Do you remember "before being a mom". I don't know what I did before kids. I wouldn't change it for the world either. I miss them being little, sitting in my lap reading, playing on the floor with them. I can't wait to be a grandmother to do it all again. My daughter gets here tomorrow night and I am so exited. I haven't seen her in over a year and have missed her so. I am greatful to have my son living with me, I don't know what it would be like to not have the kids around. I have been so blessed with my kids, they are my life.