Friday, November 2, 2007

Before I was...

I thought I would share a poem I received in an e-mail this week. I love it!

Before I was a Parent, 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 Parent,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 Parent, 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 Parent ,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 Parent.

Before I was a Parent,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 Parent and his/her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Parent, 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 Parent . I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Parent.


Anonymous said...

So fun to see recent photos of Alex. I really need to see him SOON.
Aunt Sheila