Mentoring

You’re Gonna Miss This

To the little boy who doesn’t think he needs to be tucked in anymore… To the teenager who can’t wait to leave her childhood home… To the mother with the two-year old who poured dish washing liquid into the pond with the circulating pump… To the man who is volunteering at his church but is desperate to be “on staff”… To the 28-year old woman who’d like to get a new last name… To the teacher counting the years until retirement… The chorus to a Trace Adkins song says it best:
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
Don’t wish away your days.  They’ll be gone before you know it. I know this well.

21 thoughts on “You’re Gonna Miss This”

  1. This time last year I was bemoaning the fact that we still had to perform the Santa act. In other words, spend more $ than I wanted to in order to keep my son “believing” in Santa. It was just so expensive!

    When he announced that he no longer believed (about 3 days ago) I was surprised to find myself crying. I miss it already. No more believers until I have grandchildren. 🙁

    Great point today Cindy.

  2. Thank you for this reminder. I needed it with a 2 (almost 3) year old and a baby who’ll be 1 this Sat. I often forget to enjoy this time in the midst of exhaustion and dirty diapers.

    Life is precious and fleeting!

    Cara

  3. I know! I do love that song too. My baby is almost 2 and I do miss the baby smell and the baby movements and the tiny baby cries. But I am so glad I get a full nights sleep (most of the time!) and I get to see who my kids are becoming in Christ. I am trying to live in the right now and not to wish it all away. I don’t want to wake up one day and think oh my, my baby is 18 and I didn’t enjoy my time with any of my kids and I didn’t prepare them well enough.

  4. I’ve got a 26 and 16 year old. They both tower over me. I remember when I couldn’t wait for them to become a little more independent. I’m on the cusp of empty nest syndrome. Thank God I have my memories. 🙂

  5. i discovered this song this summer…shortly after my second child was born. funny how its harder to “sleep when the baby sleeps” when you also have a 2-year-old. I listened to it every.single.day. music is therapy.

  6. Hmmm… Isn’t it interesting when you feel like God has decided “the” answer the day before….. and then the next day hits with Cindy’s blog to confirm it? Cool how God works!

  7. yes, I’m already starting to realize the sad fact. I’ve really been paying attention and looking out for moments to savor with my kids and husband. Because I know well that one day I will miss much of what I’m getting to live now.

  8. Hi Cindy,

    This seems like a strange post to comment on but I just found your blog. You seem very wise and I would like to know how you don’t wish your days away. As a single woman (at 31) still dreaming of marriage and children, I have wished away most of my life so far. Just wondering…b/c I’m trying to start living my life as it is instead of as I dreamed it would it be while still believing God for what could be.

    Thanks for any thoughts.

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