Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Before I became a mom

I actually received this beautiful poem (which I've read before) in a meme from KittyCat. Since its really a lovely poem for mothers, I thought it deserved a place here instead of on my other blog where she tagged me. Here is the poem. I hope you all enjoy it.

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.

This poem has been passed around to the other blogging mommies below.

Here’s the first chain, to which you add your link at the bottom after mine.

1. Montessorimum
2. clumsy mommy
3. Sandra
4. VivianZ
5. AllThingsPurple
6. KittyCat
7. Mumsgather

And I'd like to pass this poem on to these other blogging mommies:

1. Ling, Thats Me
2. Mott
3. Suzette
4. Sasha
5. Miche

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  1. Hi MG! Thanks for tagging me :) but I have done it earlier in my blog. Thanks anyway.

    Btw, do we need to write something about "Before I was a Mom", beacuse a fellow blogger friend did ask me and I have no idea...

  2. Hiya Ling,
    No theres no need to write but by all means write if you have lots to say about it. Its really up to you. Hehe.

  3. adoi! i sudah buat ini poem wor...

    But thanks very muchie yea..

  4. Ya, before I was a mom, could never understand all my friends who talked about nothing but their kids everytime we meet. Now, I understand perfectly. Haha!

  5. Hi!

    Sorry I spammed u..I didn't realise I did. ERr...how exactly did I do it?

    Thanks so much for the tag yea...

  6. Hey, Mumsgather, renovation on your blog !!! nice header !!!

  7. sasha,
    You oso sudah buat kah? How come your name not on the list one..

    tot's mom,
    Yes, now we are the boring parents who talk about our kids all the time. Talk in real life not enuf must talk on the blog summore.

    Lol! No lah, you didn't but your comment got eaten up by the spam filter. Hehe.

    Err... I hope you're talking about the same blog? The others are still the same ole headers.


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