Friday, July 13, 2007

My heart aches...

Every decent, loving parent I know has had at least one moment in there parenting career when the future suddenly becomes so painfully clear.

One day, our babies will leave home. There is no changing that fact. Knowing that moms and dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles have felt the sting of this realization for thousands of years... well, that doesn't do anything to diminish my pain.

Over the years I have been somewhat of a mainstream country music lover- meaning that if it hits the top 10 on the charts I am more likely to hear it since I don't really listen to country much. I do like a little though, Faith Hill is a favorite of mine and I like some Martina McBride too. When I saw this video on the Disney channel a few days ago, all I could do was weep.

I wept at the song's simplicity and beauty, I wept for his pain. I caught another glimpse of what life will be like in 12 years and I don't like it one bit.

My heart aches for what I will lose one day... my little girls. They will always be my babies in my heart but despite my best efforts to ignore the inevitable, they will grow up and leave.

Watch this video, and you'll see what I mean.


It makes me realize what is really important in life. I need to enjoy them, and continue to respect them as individuals and human beings... I want to lay the foundation for what one day will be beautiful mother and adult daughter relationships. I want them to be happy, I want them to know what love is... And even though I know I can't keep them with me forever, I hope they know I will always be with them.

13 comments:

Loveshakbaby said...

Great post! You are so right, we do need to cherish these times because soon they will be gone.

Mommy the Maid said...

Oh man, that one really got me. Great post!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Excellent post, I totally agree with what you've said. I can't get the video to play though, geez!

kailani said...

I know what you mean! I can totally relate!

diana said...

mine are 17 and 19. it goes by in the blink of an eye. but the fact that you are already aware of this will help you know how to spend your time and how to keep the memories.

blogging and taking the pictures will help you with those memories. i just wrote about this and am so happy to see moms write about their kids, about their own feelings, and taking and posting pictures.

wolfbaby said...

yeah.. i hear ya. i like the song.. my daughter loves hannah montanna.. we watch it ALOT and she is only 3 and a half...

"momma I want ta watch hanna mommy now.."

LOL

Pamela said...

If Billy Ray could dance with as much elegance as he sang this song.. he would have won Dancing With The Stars

)He competed in the last one.... the series won by the young Olympic Ice Skater, Apollo Ono.(

Marci said...

Hey sis.. I know what you mean. It's like time flys by so fast. You just have to hold on tight to them. If you get a chance, go to my profile on myspace and check out the video on the song "My Little Girl" I love that one so much.

Kelly - PTT said...

So, so true. Great video - I hadn't seen it, or even heard the song. So much to think about...

sandierpastures said...

That is why I cherish all the cuddles as much as possible!

Christine said...

Very true.How fast time flies. I love, country music, this song and Tim McGraw's Little Girl, hit right to my heart.

Daddy Forever said...

So true. I see it every day when my two girls are together. One is seven and the other is almost two. when I look at the two year old, I remember when my oldest girl was also two. Then I wonder what happened to the time between two and seven.

Slackermommy said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the reminder. I was going to sk*rt this but someone beat me to it. I voted though!