For all the Moms and Grandmas.... Before I was a Mom

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  1. Blondie

    Blondie Bronze IL'ite

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    I don’t pay attention to chain mails forwarded to me, but I thought this was worth sharing.
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    Before I was a Mom
    I made and ate hot meals.
    I had unstained clothing.
    I had quiet conversations on the phone.

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    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.

    I cleaned my house each day.
    I never tripped over toys
    or learned words to lullabies.

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    I didn't worry whether my plants were poisonous.
    I never thought about immunizations.
    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 thoughts, my body, and my mind.
    I slept all night.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 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 wonder,
    Or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
    Written By Marie Garrett for her son Matthew


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    Now I Know How You Felt! I Love You Mom!
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    And before I was a Grandma, I didn't know that all those "Mom" feelings more than doubled when you see that little bundle being held by "your baby"...

    (reminds me of a telugu saying “asalu kanna vaddi priyam” ‘Interest is more precious than principal’)

    Send this to someone who you think is a special Mom or Grandma. I just did.

     
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  2. Kamla

    Kamla IL Hall of Fame

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    Yes Blondie,

    A lovely poem, beautiful words. Thanks. I will forward it to my daughter. It is soothing. I am grandma too and the Telugu words are apt:)

    L, Kamla
     
  3. raginiprakash

    raginiprakash Senior IL'ite

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    That was beautiful!! I don't have words to say anything else......

    Thanks for posting!

    Cheers!
    Ragini.
     
  4. jothi

    jothi Senior IL'ite

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    Blondie,

    Very beautiful poem. My kids are 10 and 6 now, I think I kind of miss the puked on, peed on, spit on.... phase of my babies. I still trip over toys:oops:, my house is always not clean too..but I dont fret it at all.

    Jothi.
     
  5. vivbass

    vivbass Gold IL'ite

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    very nice blondie:2thumbsup:
     
  6. Abha

    Abha Bronze IL'ite

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    hey that is just wonderful

    i'm not a mom yet but i can still understand how it is goin to be... difficult yet enjoyable

    thanks
    ~Abha
     
  7. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Very Good Poem!!
     
  8. asmamkb

    asmamkb New IL'ite

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    nice poem,really liked it.
    same happens with me.

    Asma,(mom of two)
     
  9. Anamika29

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    so nice to see that my life is not "strange". Sometimes i find myself thinking "how do the other wemen i see walking in the street so well dressed and so manage?" I left my job and i still can't manage all. I just can't belive it! And i wasn't told it would be like this. But... how strange! I enjoy it! I have shoes, dresses and make up i don't use because i don't have the time but i have smiles, and goals and dreams of future.
    Thanks for this moment
     
  10. Padmash

    Padmash Platinum IL'ite

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    hi Blondie,

    its great and good reminder for the mom's going to be very soon.

    bye
    padma
     
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