Moms & Grandmas

Before I was a Mom -

I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed;

I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.


Before I was a Mom -

I cleaned my house each day;

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...
Words of Hope:
Avalon's Army of Angels