Wednesday, July 23, 2008

You're Gonna Miss This

She was staring out the window of that SUV
Complaning, saying "I can't wait to turn 18"
She said "I'll make my own money, and I'll make my own rules"
Mamma put the car in park out there in front of the school
Then she kissed her head and said "I was just like you"

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Before she knows it she's a brand new bride
In a one-bedroom apartment, and her daddy stops by
He tells her "It's a nice place"
She says "It'll do for now"
Starts talking about babies and buying a house
Daddy shakes his head and says "Baby, just slow down"

Cause you're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Five years later there's a plumber workin' on the water heater
Dog's barkin', phone's ringin'
One kid's cryin', one kid's screamin'
She keeps apologizin'
He says "They don't bother me. I've got 2 babies of my own.
One's 36, one's 23.Huh, it's hard to believe, but ...

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good timesSo take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this"


I first heard this song by Trace Adkins when I was watching CMT and running on the treadmill. I got choked up, which will come as no surprise to those who know me well. It happens easily and often, especially when thinking about my kids getting older. It is such a struggle for me right now to enjoy the stage they're in, especially Rachel and Owen. They are constantly testing limits and trying new things. I keep thinking about the future and how nice it will be when they're a certain age and can do certain things. But I know this time is precious and will be gone so quickly. I have an 8 year old and a 6 year old to remind me of that. I look at their baby pictures and I wonder how it's possible that they are so grown up now. I literally bawled like a baby at Tori's ballet recital. Not just some tears - sobbing. Biting my lip to keep from gulping out loud. And I didn't even have kleenex. I couldn't believe that beautiful, poised, grown-up girl on stage was my little baby.

So here is a video of the moments I will miss someday. I absolutely love it when the kids spontaneously play together. They were listening to a cd called Philadelphia Chickens by Sandra Boynton and were giggling and having a great time. Enjoy!
video

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How fun! I like how the dog just chews it's bone through the whole thing. -Megan