Happy Mother’s Day!

I’m sure you’ve seen this before, but I love it and everytime I read it, it makes me happy!

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. 

Hope that you enjoy your day and that your family spoils you rotten!


  1. I can hardly remember life before being a mom. Maybe that's because it wasn't nearly as wonderful! Happy Mother's Day!
  2. Although I'm a dad, I've seen firsthand what a mom goes through. They are over worked and under appreciated. The older I get, the more I appreciate my own mother and see her wisdom for what it really is. Happy Mother's Day.
  3. The last time I read this was when I was struggling to get pregnant with Hayden. It made me cry then and reading it again now, it made me cry all over again. Love it. Hope you have the best Mother's Day.
  4. Awww thanks for posting that! I have actually never seen this before...lol probably b/c I am a first time mom! Happy Mother's Day!
  5. I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day, my friend!
  6. I'm late (ovbiously) But this was great. So very great.
  7. Love this! I hope you had a terrific Mother's Day, friend.
  8. Happy Belated Mother's Day Natalie! This is such a lovely poem...I can relate to so many of these things! I hope you had a wonderful one. You deserve it for sure.