Moms who were you prior to motherhood?

@raydene (9874)
United States
May 10, 2008 10:44am CST
I will never forget the feeling when my oldest daughter was born...To look in that small round face and shake with joy, love, and fear! To be at 19 all of a sudden a grown up mother of someone...someone's mom...Oh my could I do this job? I was scared beyond sanity! I was so in love with this small package that I named Heidi...How could one person love another with such intensity and still be able to breathe? I was so full I thought I would burst! Never again would I be this girl I was! And never again would I want to be anything less important them a mother! And God blessed me with 6 living children after.. I have truely been blessed! "The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. - Rajneesh"
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@selby70 (283)
10 May 08
I always wanted to be a mum I have a lot of younger cousins that I looked after when I was growing up and that is all I ever wanted my own child I had my first son when I was 22, The best feeling in the world.
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@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
10 May 08
oh wow! very nice ...:-) well, i still have to have my first one...i mean, it is not yet conceived. and i am looking forward to the day when i can hold my own baby in my arms. so far God has not blessed us with our own bundle of joy, so we just borrow (sort of) lol other people's babies. but i know someday, God will bless us with our own. God bless you and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU! :-)
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
12 May 08
Baby Oliver - seen here about 10 days
6 years ago, I found a young kitten, only about 4 weeks old in my front yard. Oh, I had had kittens and cats for years, but this was the youngest orphan I had ever had. I went inside, dumped my work stuff and ran him right to the vet. 2 years later I picked up a cat that I knew was female, I guessed was pregnant, the next day she had to have a c-section. This was only my second cat I had ever had have kittens, and she only had 1 kitten. 2 years after that I was presented with a week old orphan kitten. Happily, I was now retired, so I could give him the attention he needed, feeding, cleaning, taking him to the vet if he needed it. You guys have heard me talk about my cats, but these 3 are my special ones, Taj, Solo and Oliver, my 2 sons and my grandson. No, I've never had a child of my body, but these kittens are my children of my heart.
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
12 May 08
Baby Solo - at 3 days, my grandson
since we can only add one pix at a time, here's my grandson
• United States
11 May 08
hellow raydene I love this discussion and its wonderful for mothers day! I was someone that probally wasnt the best person I drank to much stayed out to late. pretty much just partied to much. I found out I was pregnant at 20 and had her at 21 I'm now 22. But she saved my life. And I'm happy to say I'm not the same person and I see life in a diffrent perspective!
@ruby222 (4848)
11 May 08
I agree totally,it was the most amazing feeling that ive ever had in my entire life.I was very lucky and had a short labour,and a relatively easy birth..the joy of giving birth was really someting else.I was euphoric,even though I was only eighteen at the time,had never held a baby ,and had never had anything to do with babies!!But I was overtaken with love for this little bundle,and adoerd him from the minute that he entered the world.I always remeber getting home with him,and thinking,,OK well what do i do now?..I tried a nappy change,and was really embarased as it just fell off!!..But as the days went by my confidence with him grew,and it wasnt too long before i was feeling that i had done it all of my life.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 May 08
I was a person before my son, a young woman, a student, a wife, an office worker, being a mother was just a new facet of me, not a new person.
@earthsong (589)
• United States
11 May 08
I was almost 21 when I had my first. Before I got pregnant I had no thoughts of being a mom. I worked full-time, went to school full-time and was a bit of a party girl. As soon as I found out I was pregnant I couldn't imagine being anything else but a mom. I married her father, settled down and became a full time wife and mom. Now I have four, and I wish I were in a position to stay at home and be mom all the time. I try to make the best of the time that I'm with them, and I feel comfortable knowing that if I'm not home with them my husband is, so they aren't left to fend for themselves. But who was I before I was Mom? I was Jen, a selfish, egotistical brat with a wild streak a mile long. Now I am Holli's mom or Matt's mom or Evan's mom or Taylor's mom, still with a wild streak, just in a different way. And I wouldn't want to be anybody else.
@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
11 May 08
I have to say that not much changed for me I wasn't a wild out of control person I was a work aholic and I was dependable and reliable and was always mature for my age. I think it had a lot to do with having to raise my brother so my mom can still do what she wanted to do and the fact that when I lived with her I had to take care of myself mostly. I have always defended my brother and kids with a fierceness. Not much changed other than the fact I was a little bit more cautious. LOL!! Have a nice one and happy mothers day
@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
11 May 08
I was 25 when my son was born. Like yourself, I was clueless. I was scared, unprepared but at the same time I knew that motherhood was my calling, my destiny. I never imagioned that I could love another as intensely as I love my son. Happy Mother's Day.
@katsmeow1213 (28910)
• United States
11 May 08
My first was born the day after I turned 17. The morning after really. He's turning 11 on Tuesday. Who was I before him? I could't tell you, I don't think I'd figured it out yet. I was just a kid trying to get by. Who have I been since? The first few years were a bit of a blur. I was really too young to be raising a child, but I did my best. Once I met my husband things calmed down, and now I have a total of 5 beautiful children. I know who I am know. I'm a mom and a wife. That's all I need to be.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
10 May 08
Yes, life changed forever, the moment my first child was born raydene. I experienced such strong feelings for this little bundle that I didn't know I could possess! I immediately felt that sense of responsibility that this little human being was completely dependent on me, and it surged through my body. Truly, no other feeling can compare to being a mother!