Before I Was a Mom…

Years ago, when my twins were two years old, I came across this poem that truly touched my heart. The author is unknown, yet captures motherhood perfectly. As you read the poem, I hope you relate to the descriptions on how a much our life changes, and is forever changed once we become a mother. No matter how old your child is, I am sure you can relate to the authors words which perfectly summarize how a mothers acts of love and service she does for her family is truly timeless.

Before I Was a Mom…


Before I was a Mom…

I made and ate hot meals.

I had unstained clothing.

I had quiet conversations on the phone.

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 lullabies.

Before I was a Mom…

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 or pinched by tiny fingers.

I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts, and my body. 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.

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.

– Author Unknown

4 thoughts on “Before I Was a Mom…

  1. This is so true; I can totally relate. Wonderful post that brings warmth to my heart. Thanks for your posts.

    1. Jessica, thank you for your kind words and so happy to hear you enjoyed the poem! Motherhood has so many universals we all relate to. I can’t wait to share more posts.

  2. Thank you for posting! A great way to kick off my morning! I love reading all of your articles about self well being. Thank you!!

    1. Sarah, I am so happy to hear it! Your words mean so much. Hope you are enjoying your day!

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