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.
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 babies...so 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, babies...Tears...of...joy!
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.