Have you ever heard a song that makes you stop in your tracks? One that makes you think and take note? One that may as well have been written for you?
Today I heard this song on the radio. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and that God, or the Universe or whatever you want to call it, speaks to us. And the voice is often a whisper, so if you’re not listening, you’re not going to hear the message. Somebody knew that I needed to hear this whisper.
It’s a song I heard before, but today I took a lesson from the words. To slow down. To laugh. To love. To enjoy.
The chorus of the song, “You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins:
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
… And it’s so true. They days do go by so fast. My baby is now crawling for goodness sake. Tristan’s going on the potty, Logan’s eating real food. Never again will I have a newborn baby in my arms to call my own.
Sometimes, amid the sleepless nights and contrary preschoolers, it’s easy to get caught up in the exhaustion and the difficult moments, and forget to focus on enjoying the little things – the bright eyed gummy smiles, the silly giggling fits, the arched-back, pursed lipped stretch of a baby, the way a mama’s kiss will ease just about any boo boo around.
I heard ya universe, loud and clear.