Friday, April 24, 2009

True Story (Kind of Disgusting)

Kyle and I have become those crazy in love type of parents that make others want to throw up. We promised ourselves we wouldn't become this way, but our craziness has just kind of taken over. Two nights ago we decided to take Bronson for a walk to a new park that my sister-in-law, Rachel found. On our way I was noticing that our walk was taking a little longer than it should of. Then it dawned on me that we kept stopping to show each other something "super cute" that Bronson had done. I admit I was even making Kyle stop the stroller to show him how cute it was that Bronson was holding his stuffed Gorilla and rubbing its back. No, it wasn't like a milestone thing I was just in awe of his cuteness. Kyle then stopped the stroller to show me how Bronson had adjusted his hat. I then decided to make the comment out loud that we were kind of disgusting. It made us laugh that we had become this type of parent. Isn't it funny that you whole heart and mind change when you become a parent?

My friend Peggy sent me this email this week. I have seen it before, but loved this version. Feel free to pass it along.

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 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 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.