Wednesday, 13 May 2009


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 him 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 .


dani said...

there is NOthing like it, kristen!!! and, you, my dear friend, are a beautiful, wonderful, perfect one:D your boys are so blessed to have you!!!
much love,
dani xxxxxx

Grammy Staffy said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post and so very true.

Being a mom is the hardest and the best thing I have ever done....

...and you know what???? Being a grandmom is even better.

Have a great day. (((hugs))) grammy Lura

Shannon said...

That is all so true and so wonderfully said. It is amazing how much your life really does change when you have kids and it is so wonderful.

And that picture is so cute.

E and T said...

Hi Kristen

Oh, how very true each and every sentence is. Nothing compares.

Kristen, I am finally getting my act together and planning on sending my fay it forward gifts soon. I have been unable to find your email address via your blog. Are you happy to leave it on my blog so I can contact you to get your address?


Do you have this in pink? said...

I'm waiting on an update, maybe one about PINK???

meganxxx said...

Ok my turn to ask you-where are you?????
Hope all is well
Love Meganxx