Before I was a Mom

  • Before I was a Mom;
    I made and ate hot meals,
    I had unstained clothing,
    I brushed my hair every day,
    I had quiet conversations on the phone,
    I slept as late as I wanted and I slept all night long.

  • Before I was a Mom;
    I cleaned my house each day,
    I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies,
    I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous,
    I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, chewed on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers.

  • Before I was a Mom;
    I never thought about immunizations,
    I never held a screaming child so the doctors could give shots,
    I never looked into teary eyes and cried,
    I never felt my heart break into pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt,
    I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

  • Before I was a Mom;
    I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down,
    I never sat up late hours of the night watching a baby sleep,
    I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was okay,
    I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

  • Before I was a Mom;
    I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts and my body,
    I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside of my body,
    I didn't know that having something so small could make me feel so important,
    I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a mom.

  • Before I was a Mom;
    I never knew that something so small could effect my life so much,
    I never knew that I could love someone so much,
    I never knew I would love being a Mom,
    I didn't know the bond between a Mother and her child,
    I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much.

  • Before I was Natalie's Mom.

- Sharon L. Twitchell -

[ by: Sharon L. Twitchell Copyright © 2002 ( -- submitted by: Sharon L. Twitchell ]


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