Wednesday, August 17, 2011

You’re Gonna Miss This

David came home from work yesterday and said I had to sit down at the computer and watch something. He pulled up the video of Trace Adkins song, You’re Gonna Miss This. As soon as he typed it into the search bar, I said, “I’ve heard this song before.” And he said, “Yeah, but have you seen the video? Have you ever let the words to this song soak in before?” As soon as the video started, I could feel the tears starting to well up. I could picture myself in each verse, see my children in each verse, and all I could think was, “You’re so right … I am going to miss this.” You see, I’ve been struggling a lot with contentment. The house isn’t big enough, clean enough, organized enough, decorated the way I want it to be, etc, etc. There’s laundry to do, floors to clean, toys to put away, a dog to walk, mouths to feed, etc, etc. But one day I’m going to look back on my life in this 2 bedroom condo that we moved into the week after we got married and I’m going to miss it. There are so many memories here. It’s where we started our married life. It’s where we started our careers. It’s where we started our family. It’s the only home my two children know. And it’s not perfect, but it works, and it’s great. I am blessed beyond measure and I need that reminder every once in a while.

 

She was staring out that window, of that SUV
Complaining, 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

 

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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

 

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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 times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

 

 

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You're gonna miss this
Yeah, you're gonna miss this

4 comments:

AMW said...

oh, Danielle... contentment is something we all struggle with at times. I've reminded myself of that song at least a hundred times in the past few months when I'm almost at my wits end with a certain hard-headed two and 1/2 year old! :) It pops in my head often and as fast as time is flying, I KNOW it's the truth... one day we're going to miss this. :) Love the pics of Cori Belle with the necklaces on!!! :) And Finley is a DOLL! She looks a lot like CB, but so different, too. I love that.

Immeasurably More Mama said...

I would dare say most moms of young children struggle with contentment from time to time. Raising and caring for little ones is hard and demanding work! But I know you're like me and there's no other work you would rather be doing. :) One of the best books I've ever read is "Calm My Anxious Heart" by Linda Dillow. In the book, she talks about how we can spend so much time wishing our lives away that we never learn to be content in the here and now. It's crazy to think we could spend our whole lives saying "I can't wait until..." only to find that when we get there we are still saying "I can't wait until..."
Music really speaks to me too. :) I love how the Lord can use a song to give us some perspective!

Casey and Rebecca said...

It's one of my favorite songs! We will all look back and miss those special moments. I know I already miss the early ones of Taylor! Love you girl and thanks for being an inspiration to more people than you know! :)

Carrie said...

Great post, Danielle. I think we are both struggling, friend. My hormones were in overdrive yesterday. I cried and cried over the fact that I make a little paycheck every week and have little to know extra money. I cried because it started raining and because Allie Claire has been sick for 4 days. Contentment is tough, friend, especially when you KNOW how blessed you are. Your girls are beautiful and as I tell myself all the time, if you had a bigger house, it would just mean that your daughter would have more walls to spread her crayola on!!!!