Becoming a parent is a milestone like no other, with an influx of feelings we just never knew existed. Summing up the overwhelming emotion and momentousness, Before There Was You is a motherhood poem we absolutely love.
I recently came across this motherhood poem, titled Before There Was You, and it was one I came back to over the next few days. This simple and emotive poem from The Pinterested Parent really touched me, because it summed up exactly how I felt with a newborn – and still feel now with a tween.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the exhaustion, mess and stress of parenthood – when you’ve got chocolate fingerprints on the couch, marker on the walls, a strange and unexplained smell in the back of your car, and a very concerning silence coming from the kids’ room…
But, those moments do pass. And when those sticky little hands wrap themselves around your neck, you forget everything else. Maybe not the smell though, because it’s really bad.