Remember when you were a teen-ager and you couldn’t wait to “grow up”? I do and now I wonder what the heck was I thinking. I should have enjoyed all those carefree days, no responsibility, mom doing the cooking and cleaning. I was spoiled. Did I know this? Not then, but I do now. I honestly had a fantastic childhood and upbringing. If only I knew it then, maybe I would have complained less and enjoyed every moment I had. Oh and maybe I would have not moved out at 16.
Do you remember those first few months of your child being a baby? I do. Did you have sleepless nights where you knew you should enjoy every moment but wished they were just bit older so they could tell you what was wrong? I do. They grow up way too quick. One day you are holding them in your arms and the next they are telling you no. Yes my son is in the no stage right now. Drives me crazy. I know that one day it will seem like today was just yesterday yet I am watching him graduate from high school. I really am trying to learn to appreciate every single day as I know I will not get these days back. I am not perfect by any means but I would like to work on getting to near perfection. That may never happen but at least I have tried. I want to enjoy my family while my son is still young and still counts on his mommy for everything.
What inspired this post you may ask? Trace Adkins and his song “You’re Gonna Miss This”. Every single time I hear this song I cry. What a beautiful song with so much truth behind it. I really need to listen to this song more often to help remind myself to enjoy the present as much as I can.
Sorry for the lame subtitles on it. This was the only video I could find on youtube that showed the video and would let me embed it into my website.