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Old 01-26-2006, 02:41 PM
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A Mom/Grandma Poem

My mom sent me this sweet poem, I just wanted to share it with you. I do not know who the author is.

Before I Was A Mom

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 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.
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.
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"...

And remember that behind every successful mother... Is a basket of dirty laundry.

Take care,
*Proud Mami to two children born in Guatemala
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:06 PM
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I love that poem...I read it in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mothers's always been one of my favorites!
Recieved I-171 June 17 2005
Dossier Sent July 1
Baby Girl Born Sept 12
POA in Guatemala Sept 22
DNA Authorized Oct 19
WONDERFUL visit Oct 22-Oct 30
DNA test completed Oct 24
DNA test Results in Mail Nov 12
AMAZING visit Nov 24-Dec 5
PA!!! Dec 6
FC interview Dec 9
Another wonderful visit Jan 12 to 17' 06
Visited Feb 17 to 27th
Feb 17 found out we are in PGN...don´t know when we entered!
GCBC & Passport April 18
Embassy May 2
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