As a quintessential country music fan, I am often inspired by the heartfelt lyrics of sensitive musicians who write of their life experiences.
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. Take a good look around. You may not know it now, but you’re gonna miss this.
How true of us as parents. Each day is precious. The kids may be having one of their crazy wild moments, but someday we will miss even this. Next month two of my kids will be headed to college as freshman and sophomore. A big ol’ hole will be left in the fabric of our lives, but this is commonly called “growing up” in our culture, and I am cool with that. Sometimes.
I thought I would post for you some family pics that were taken on our recent trip to the aquarium in Chattanooga. This is what I am going to miss…family time.
Welcome to my family! Back row L to R is Taylor (16), Nick (18), and Frank (14). Front row is Lydia (8), AD (10), Lauren (17), Olivia (12), and Lilie (6).
Where is Tim in all of this? He was behind the camera in some of the pics. I’ll be sure to get some pics of him up here before too long. We had a blast but we must have caught some bug while we were in town because almost all of us developed a “mystery flu” just a few days after our trip. Small price to pay for priceless memories though.
I know you are making your own Summer of 2008 memories with your family. Here’s to good times that will pass only too quickly. Enjoy your children to the extreme today! Hug each one of them at least once, even if they are teenagers.
Thank you for popping in! Oh — one more pic for you —