Before I was a mother, I was fearless.

Before I had my son, I was headed down a dark path.

Before I married my husband, I didn't know what marriage meant.

Before I had my daughter, I didn't know what it was like to deal with me.

Before I die, I want to live simply and travel a lot.

Before I was a blogger, I had no idea how much time I could spend on the computer.
Or how many friendships I could gain.

Before I go to bed, I obsessively check the doors and the stove.

Before I had a cell phone, I was fine.

Before I was an aunt, I saw my brother as a child.

Before I met my husband, I'd never been in love.

Before TRex turned three, I thought we had it easy.

Before I had my second child, I had never been 9 months pregnant.

Before I was a mother, I didn't comprehend all my parents did for me.

Before I lost a friend, I didn't know how long you could miss someone.

Before facebook, I talked on the phone a lot more.

Before I was a parent, I thought I knew everything about being a parent.

Before I was a parent, I didn't know how full my heart could get.