Friday, May 11, 2007

Before I was a Mum

Before all mums go off for the weekend to have their well deserved Sunday, here's a little something I received in the email from Jocey, a friend of mine, and would like to share it with you :

Before I was a Mum
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mum,
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.

Before I was a Mum
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words of lullabies.

Before I was a Mum
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations

Before I was a Mum
I had never been puked on
Pooped on
Spit on
Chewed on
Peed on
Or pinched by tiny fingers

Before I was a Mum
I had complete control of:
My thoughts
My body
And my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mum
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.

Before I was a Mum
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 Mum.

Before I was a Mum
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 smallCould make me feel so important.

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

Happy Mother's day to all mothers in blogosphere!


Sasha said...


BTW, can la. My hair also is coloured and highlighted. Au Natural ma..not bleach so its safe

Health Freak Mommy said...

I got this poem too fr my friend. Very well-written & lovely poem. Happy Mothers' Day to you too.

mott said...

haps haps haps mama's day!!!!!

Sweetpea said...

sasha - thanks will definitely try that.

HFM - same same to you!

mott - breakfast in bed?

babyfiona said...

Happy Mummy day to u too!

AceOne118 said...


laundryamah said...

Happy MOther's day to ya!

LiL'deviL said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I really love this poen, it's very touching. We never know how our mums felt until we became a mum ourselves. Mums are selfless, wonderful and GREAT! Happy Mother's Day!

jazzmint said...

happy mother's day, thx for dropping by my blog. can link u?

Sweetpea said...

happy happy all!

jazzmint - but of course!

Cocka Doodle said...

Happy Marder's day, Sweetpea!!

Sweetpea said...

waah.. cocka. nice of u to drop by on this day wor! tenkiu tenkiu!