Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Before I was a mother...

I didn't realize what a luxury taking a hot shower and shaving my legs could be!

I didn't value getting outside for a minute as much, even if it is only to get the mail.

I didn't long for trips alone to the grocery store as a sort of mini-vacation.

I didn't think I would relish my alone time while pumping in the wee hours of the morning.

I didn't realize I could carry on conversations with someone who couldn't talk back and enjoy myself so much.

I didn't think I would be so grateful to get sleep at stretches of 6 hours at a time.

I didn't know how funny baby farts are.

I didn't understand how I could love someone else so unconditionally.
I didn't truly understand or appreciate my own mother.