You’re Gonna Miss This - A Reminder for Parents

You're Gonna Miss This

"I wish there was a way to know that you're in the good ole days before you have actually left them," said Andy Bernard on 'The Office' Series Finale.
Andy then says, "Someone should write a song about that." Well, someone (actually, a lot of people) have written a song about that: To start with is the song, "You're Gonna Miss This," by Trace Adkins.

Life just isn't that long. In the wise words of Trace Adkins, "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...". Thank you Trace Adkins.

The song, "You're Gonna Miss This," always reminds me to appreciate and live in the moment, because one day, I am going to miss this - I am going to miss walking in my daughter's room in the morning and seeing her smiling face as she stands up, grabbing onto the crib rail, saying, "Mamaaa!" in the most excited and adorable voice in the world.  When she's 13-years-old and "cuts the umbilical cord," so to say (aka, starts caring about her friends more than her mommy, like I did to my poor mom), I am going to miss this.  I'm going to want this back, and I'm going to wish these days hadn't gone by so fast.  

Life goes by too quickly.  I'm 26-years-old, and I already see it.  I need to remember this the next time I start complaining.  Don't get me wrong: I am still going to complain, but remembering that I'm going to miss this will help me remember that I don't actually always mean what it is that I am complaining about. 

"You're Gonna Miss This," by Trace Adkins


"It Won't Be Like This For Long," by Darius Rucker

"It won't be like this for day that little girl is gonna be all grown-up and gone."

"My Wish," by Rascal Flatts

Grandma "Mia" sent us a message the other day, saying how much she loved the lyrics to the song, "My Wish," by Rascal Flatts.  I couldn't agree more.

"I Hope You Dance," by Ronan Keating

"I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.  Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens..."

"And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance..."

"The Good Stuff," by Kenny Chesney

"It's a new t-shirt saying, 'I'm a Grandpa!'"

"I'll Stand By You," by Carrie Underwood


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    1. Each of these songs has made me a blubbery mess at some point in my life, and it's usually because something in the lyrics makes me realize that I haven't been appreciating all of the small joys in my life - or at least not as much as I should be. I need to stop being in such a hurry.


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