Before I Was a Mom

From the archives. 

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Before I was a mom, a clean home seemed reasonable.

Before I was a mom, I thought there was only one right method for most mommy dilemmas.

Before I was a mom, I didn’t realize that closing the bathroom door is a universal cue for children to need you.

Before I was a mom, I thought I had mastered patience.

Before I was a mom, a “quick errand” really was quick.

Before I was a mom, I didn’t appreciate my own mom nearly enough.

Before I was a mom, the phrase “sleeping like a baby” made sense.

Before I was a mom, I didn’t realize that sometimes all the parenting advice will fail and only prayer will work.

Before I was a mom, I thought my parents exaggerated when they said “enjoy every moment, because before you know it your kids will be grown.” Now, I believe it.

Before I was a mom, I never thought I could read Dr. Seuss so many times without losing my sanity.

Before I was a mom, I didn’t know that getting three children to nap simultaneously deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.

Before I was a mom, I didn’t realize how much more precious chubby, sticky fingers are than a mountain of diamonds.  

Wishing a very Happy Mother’s Day to my own dear mother and mother-in-law and the many wonderful women who have embraced the high calling of motherhood.

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  1. LMC says

    So very true!!! Especially the parts about the bathroom door and chubby sticky fingers.

    Pax et bonum,
    LMC

    • anna says

      🙂 My two-year-old son was knocking on the bathroom door at church yesterday and a dear mom said, “It just wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without the bathroom door being banged, would it?” 🙂

    • anna says

      Awww, thanks mother dear for all the sacrifices you made for me (those that I remember and the countless ones I don’t!) Love you!

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