Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sometimes you hear a song

and it hits you. "You're Gonna Want This Back" sung by Trace Adkins did this for me. It's on the dawg howls if you want to click. I tried autoplay but it doesn't seem to be working. I'd heard the song before and I've always liked it. It was the timing.

Today my daughter Cassie had a school concert. I know I've vented a LOT recently about various issues we've been going through with her and I know that these things are still there. Today, however, when she was done getting ready for her concert it struck me how much older she's actually getting. As she stood with her friends singing I was still feeling maudlin and the the thought struck me that there wouldn't be too many more of these.

When the concert was finished she came and got me and introduced me to some of her friends and they all hugged me. I hugged some of the friends I already knew. It was a pretty day and we sat outside eating some desserts. We had a really nice time. I dropped her off at church for Youth Night on the way back and as I was driving home this song came on.

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 I AM. She's going to be on her own before I'm ready.