Before I was a mom…those days seem like a long time ago! I love Christian Mother’s Day poems, and this one says everything I feel. Don’t be surprised if you are crying by the time you get to the end of it!
:: I have created a special PDF file of this Christian Mother’s Day poem HERE for you, so you can download it and give it to someone you love this Mother’s Day.
Before I was a Mom
Before I was a Mom, I ate hot meals. I would sit at the table without having to get up for extra napkins, ketchup, or to pick up the spoon that was hurdled across the room. I never had to say, Clean your plate or no dessert! I never went to work with formula stained clothing or candy stuck to the back of my skirt. I always had time to pick out the perfect outfit and make sure I was wearing matching shoes and accessories. I was able to talk on the phone for hours at a time without interruptions.
Before I was a Mom, I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about what time I got into bed. I would take 20 minute showers every morning.
Before I was a Mom, my house was always clean. There were never dishes in the sink or crumbs left on the table. I never tripped over toys or made up my own games or a lullaby to sooth a crying baby.
Before I was a Mom, I didn’t worry whether my plants were poisonous, if the coffee table had sharp corners, or if the electrical sockets were exposed.
Before I was a Mom, I had never been spit up on, peed on, or had my hair pulled on by tiny fingers without thinking of it as a normal occurrence. You’d never hear me say, Who made this mess? or Mommy needs a time out!
Those trouble-makers, “Not Me” and “I Don’t Know” didn’t live in my house.
Before I was a Mom, I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts, my body, and all my feelings and emotions.
Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests or give shots. I never thought about immunizations or learned how to read a thermometer. I never looked into teary eyes and cried with compassion. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
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 unconditionally.
Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put it down or stayed up late at night just to watch it sleep so peacefully.
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 understand the special bond between Mother and Child. I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important.
Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten out of bed in the middle of the night to make sure that everyone was covered with blankets and had their teddy bear and just in case.
Before I was a Mom, I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, or the satisfaction that being a Mom can bring. I never knew just how much I would love being a mom.
Before I was Mom, I never fully understood my own mother’s joys and sorrows. I didn’t appreciate everything she did for me or really thank her enough for the wisdom she shared. Before I was a mom I never loved my mother the same way I do now.
Before I was a Mom, I never read bedtime stories from a children’s Bible or had to answer an inquisitive child’s questions about Jesus. I never had a tear well up when I heard, God Bless Mommy, coming from a child’s room.
My life has changed and there is no doubt about it, but there isn’t anything I would be willing to do or any gift I’d be willing to receive to go back to the days before I was a Mom.
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