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.


jenn said...

I agree with this 100%!!!

Becky..AMHW said...

My grandmother died when my oldest was five months. He spent that funeral laying across my lap blowing loud raspberries. Then he farted. It echoed. Everyone welcomed the comic relief.

In seventeen years nothing has changed about that kid.

Richard and McKenna said...

So true! It sure changes your life in funny and amazing ways.

Erynn Marie said...

Debra, your little one is so cute! I have a question about our internship in Seattle this summer. We're looking for someone who has room for us to park a 4x8 utility trailer for the summer. Can you email me at Thanks!

The Goodmans said...

Before I was a mother...

I didn't realize things that I once thought were so gross would be a natural, everyday part of my life.

I wouldn't always do silly things, but now I do anything for a smile.

I used to try to get cute for church...Now Jean get's to be cute at church for me.