Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Darn Country Music

I'm an emotional basketcase today.

My baby boy turns one tomorrow and I can't stop crying. I don't understand where the last year went. I want to go back and relive it all over again . . . this time in slow motion so I can remember to cherish the moments, take them completely in, and pay attention to all the little details that time steals away.

Either that or I'm listening to way too much country music today. I love country music because it is full of so much heart.

Like this song, for example.
Listen to it, think your kids growing up, and try not to cry. I betcha you can't.

Go here to listen to the song and watch the video.

In the early rush of morning
Trying to get the kids to school
One's hanging on my shirttail
Another's locked up
In her room
And I'm yelling up the stairs
Stop worrying 'bout your hair
You look fine
Then they're fightin' in the backseat
I'm playing referee
Now someone's gotta go
The moment that we leave
And everybody's late
I swear that I can't wait'
Till they grow up
Then they do
And that's how it is
It's just quiet in the morning
Can't believe
How much you miss
All they do
And all they did
You want all the dreams
They dreamed of
To come true
Then they do
Now the youngest is starting college
She'll be leavin' in the Fall
And Brianna's latest boyfriend
Called to ask if we could talk
And I got the impression
That he's about to pop the question any day
I look over at their pictures
Sittin' in their frames
I see them as babies
I guess that'll never change
You pray all their lives
That someday they will find happiness


No more Monday PTA's
No carpools
Or soccer games
Your work is done
Now you've got time
That's all your own
You've been waitin' for so long
For those days to come

*weep, weep*
Darn country music does it to me every time.


Missy said...

You have many more milestones that will render you the same. My son started middle school this year and I cried all day...

OhioFamOf4 said...

Why I did have a feeling you were going to pull out the Trace Adkins lyrics? *Sigh* I have that CD and can't listen to it now that I have kids. Just can't do it.

Jan said...

Just wait until your firstborn leaves for college, like mine will do this Saturday. Let's each buy a case of tissue and meet halfway for a good cry.