It won’t be like this for long…

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Posted by annemarie | Posted in Miscellaneous | Posted on 24-03-2012

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Last night my husband and I went to Darius Rucker/Lady Antebellum concert. We were able to hang out back stage, which was such a cool experience. I love me some country music, it just speaks to the soul.

One of the songs that Darius sang last night has always hit home for me. As a Mother, I can’t believe how fast PJ has grown. I feel like it was weeks ago that we brought her home from the hospital, weeks ago she started walking, weeks ago that she started saying my name. As I’m embarking on a new adventure of TTC #2, I find that I can get pretty caught up in all that it entails that I forget to enjoy my sweet girl.

3 years ago yesterday, I conceived PJ. Most women don’t really know when they conceive, but I have the privilege of knowing when she started being formed.  I don’t take that experience for granted and the song that I had the privilege of listening to live last night, confirmed that each stage of childhood, and each stage of TTC is a journey and I know one day I’m going to look back on this experience and wished I had “savored” it more. TTC can sometimes feel like a job, especially when you know you have a hard time getting pregnant. I’m thankful that last night I was able to put it all into perspective.

For those of you women who don’t have children and long for a baby, let me encourage you. It can feel like each month is the same. Taking your temperature, figuring out when it spikes, call your husband home from work, and taking the exciting yet dreaded pregnancy test. It’s hard, I know.  My hope is that wherever you are in your TTC journey, you would take a minute and enjoy the process.  I know for some women that is next to impossible, but what an exciting time knowing that there is a possibility that you will soon become a Mom. As I have said, every baby is a miracle, but you will know full well what it took you to have your precious baby in your arms. You will look at him/her and you will know how much you sacrificed.

 

Darius Rucker

It Won’t Be Like This For Long

He didn’t have to wake up
He’d been up all nite
Lay’n there in bed listen’n
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
Its gonna be OK

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we’ll look back laugh’n
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
It wont be like this for long

Four years later bout four thirty
She’s crawling in their bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She’s clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now don’t you worry
This will only last a week or two

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we’ll drop her off
And she wont even know your gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It wont be like this for long

One day soon she’ll be a teenager
And at times you’ll think she hates him
Then he’ll walk her down the isle
And he’ll raise her vale
But right now she up and cry’n
And the truth is that he don’t mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers
He lays down there beside her
Till her eyes are finally closed
And just watch’n her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows
It wont be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah this phase is gonna fly by
He’s try’n to hold on
It wont be like this for long
It wont be like this for long