Amy Rees Anderson

You’re Gonna Miss This

“You’re Gonna Miss This” are the lyrics in the chorus of a song that is incredibly impactful by Trace Adkins.  The song is about cherishing the moments of our lives as they happen because there will come a day when you will miss those moments greatly.   That lesson and message applies to so many areas of our lives.  It applies to everything from time with our children, memories we make with our spouse, the strength and health of our bodies, our beauty and our youth, our work achievements, time spent with good friends, and a million other areas of our lives.  So often in life we forget to pay attention and appreciate the moments as they happen.  We get so caught up in thinking about tomorrows that we overlook the beauty and magic that is happening around us right now.  And its critical for us to appreciate the right now because the time will too quickly come when things have changed and now we long to have that right now back. 

I am really grateful for the trip I was able to take to the Dominican Republic this last weekend.  It was the first time in too long since I had taken time away with my sweetheart and I enjoyed every moment I had with him on the trip.  I am also grateful for the time I was able to spend with the friends that came on this trip and I will cherish the memories made for a lifetime.  I will miss having been on this trip but I am glad I appreciated it while I experienced it. Now I am anxious to get home to my baby girl so I can appreciate every moment I have left with her at  home as I realize that the time is coming all too quickly when she will be gone on to college and I want to have cherished and valued every second I got to spend with her before she leaves.  I love that even at the age of 17 she will come and jump in bed between my husband and I to come snuggle with us at night.  The funniest part is that when we finally have to kick her out of our bed so we can get sleep she always breaks into singing the chorus of “You’re Gonna Miss This”, and sure enough, it works every time and we end up letting her stay with us just a little bit longer.  Yes, we are gonna miss a lot of things that will come and go in our lives and the best we can do is to pay attention and choose to appreciate all the “right nows” that we get with people in our lives.  For those who need a reminder of this lesson often I would highly recommend you download the following song to your ipod and then play it often because it will no doubt pull at your heartstrings like no other to remind you to appreciate all that you have while you have it. Enjoy and have a great day everyone!

You’re Gonna Miss This  (song by Trace Adkins)

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

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

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

~Amy

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