Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Perspective

Some days I need a little perspective. I was chatting with Sarah R. today and she mentioned this song and I am now almost in tears. I already look at Callie and Noah and realize how fast time goes by. It definitely puts my whining about the day in/day out stuff into a new light. This song is by Trace Adkins and is called "You're gonna miss this":

She was staring out the window
Of their SUV
Complaining, saying,
I cant wait to turn 18
She said, "I'll make my own money"
And I'll make my own rules"
Mama put the car in park
Out there in front of the school
And she kissed her head
And said 'I was just like you"

You're going to miss this
You're going to want this back
You're going to 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 going to miss this

Before she knows it
She's a brand new bride
In her 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 going to miss this
You're going to want this back
You're going to 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 going to miss this

Five years later
There's a plumber
Working on the water heater
Dogs barking, phones ringing
One kids crying, one kids screaming
She keeps apologizing
He says "They don't bother me.
I've got two babies of my own.
One's 36, one's 23.
It's hard to believe..."

But
You're going to miss this
You're going to want this back
You're going to 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 going to miss this
You're going to miss this
Yeah you're going to miss this

4 comments:

The Rockstar said...

I am big fan of Mr. Trace Adkins and that song! I feel like I posted it a while back, but I might have just thought about posting it and never did. Anyway, I think it is a great song, and the message is super, too!

The Rockstar said...

Oh, I did post it in March.

You said, "Good song!"

Funny! ;)

Ann said...

Yup, it's amazing how fast it goes...although I don't remember much of it, I know my kids were your kids ages once...

Laura said...

i have heard this song and helps me appreciate the season we're in right now....it will pass all too quickly.