Having recently moved here from Texas, my oldest daughter Kirsten is doing all she can to hold onto her image of being from TEXAS, including a new & abiding interest in COUNTRY MUSIC. Thanks to her, my eyes have been opened to its merits, and although I am aware that there are plenty of trashy country music songs out there, what other genre of music makes songs about Faith & God & Family Values acceptable? Thanks to Kirsten & Trace Adkins, the most recent song that makes me tear up and, more importantly, stop to find joy in the otherwise crazy moments of motherhood, is called “You’re Gonna Miss This.” The Chorus:

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
  • Reading Caleb the book Go Away Big Green Monster & having him ask me to read it at least 10 more times (regrettably, I had to stop at 3)
  • Listening to Emma’s prayers; her child-like faith builds my faith
  • Seth’s excitement as he came home from a piano recital with a rubber eye ball; the pupil stares straight up at you as it rolls around
  • Rob showing that he’s growing up when he left for Scouts, knowing they were going to be picking up trash as a service project, and didn’t complain or beg to stay home
  • Kirsten wearing one of my old prom dresses to a dress-up Hallowen party; talk about feeling “vintage”; talk about seeing that your barely 13-year-old daughter fits perfectly into your high school prom dress
Hectic & stressful as my life often is right now, I know I’m gonna miss it!