Before I was a Mom

with_my_daughter_by_StyushTrick or treat tonight in my town….I had such a wonderful day….cant even imagine my life anymore…before I was a mom….

Before I Was A Mom

Author Unknown
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 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 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.

Happy Halloween…may it bring your life a smile or two..perhaps some laughter in your heart…



5 thoughts on “Before I was a Mom

  1. saffy says:

    Simply put…my children give my life meaning…they are the best of me…

    Beautiful pic & don’t we all, as Mums recognise ourselves in the words.

    ~hugs you tight~ xxx

  2. Jaymie says:

    Thank you for sharing the poem. There is nothing quite like being a mom.

    • summerrain63 says:

      Thank you Jaymie and you are so right…there really are no words to describe it…not enough stories we could share that would cover the stretch of emotions their lives have on ours…smiles at you and thanks you….

  3. contoveros says:

    Before you were a “blogger?’

    What did you do when you wanted to express yourself about the unconditional love you have for a child, but could only give it in pieces to a man who could often break your heart and come back to ask forgiveness with flowers and smiles and promises of never doing it again until the next ime when your love extended beyond forgivenesses

    Before . . . before you found your voice.

    Hell of a voice, I might add.

    I felt that unconditional love that God provides all the time and we humans generally only for ‘youngins and animals.

    thanks for you insight.

    michal j
    Conshohocken, PA USA

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