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Before I Was A Mom

January 24, 2017
by Anesa McGregor , Emmetsburg News

Seeing pictures of the first baby born at PACH this year reminded me that my son was the first baby born in the county in 1993 and he turned 24 years old. I had found a poem online that made me laugh and cry, so I thought it would be fun to share it.

Before I Was A Mom

Author unknown

Before I was a Mom,

I made and ate hot meals.

I had unstained clothing

I brushed my hair everyday

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 everyday

I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies

I didn't worry whether or not my house plants were poisonous

I had never been puked on, pooped on, peed on or spit up on.

Before I was a Mom,

I never thought about immunizations

I never held a screaming child so the doctor 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 something as simple as a smile

Before I was a Mom.

I had never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down

I never sat up late hours watching a baby sleep

I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was OK

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 body, my thought and my mind

I didn't know the feeling of having my heat outside of my body

I didn't know that 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 something so small could affect my life so much

I never knew 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 Laine's Mom.

I was 28 years old when my son was born. Everyone kept saying my life was going to change; problem was no one told me how much. It was quite the eye opener. The joy, wonderment and love that have filled my life in the last 24 years; I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. I hope everyone can relate to this poem; laughing and crying thinking how life has changed.



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