Something for us Mommies and Grannies...

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Something for us Mommies and Grannies...
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 10:55pm
Moms and Grandmas

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> 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.

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.



Send this to someone whom you think is a special Mom or Grandma.

I just did. And remember that behind every successful mother...... is

a basket of dirty laundry