Before I was a Mom...

This is something from my MOPS meeting last evening and Dusty and I have laughed about how unbelievably true this is... parenting is the hardest job, yet definitely the most rewarding!! We both wanted to share this with you tonight as it made our hearts glad and full of thanks.

A Word of Encouragement:

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. 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.


Laurie said…
Isn't amazing the blessings that come with a baby? It is hard to remember a time before being a mom, once you have experienced the joy. I am praying for you this day and for sweet Maddox, and for peace and joy to fill your heart. And I have to tell you that Deacon is about as cute as little boys get. I know Maddox is too.
A little boy is all God has with which to make a Man.

Hope your day is Blessed,
Laurie in Ca.

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