It Won’t Be Like This For Long


Yesterday afternoon, while sitting together outside in the breeze, Andrew said, “Mama, put your arm around me”.

Today, after waking up early from his afternoon nap, Luke said, “Mommy, hold me. I sick.”

While driving on a quick errand run this morning, I listened to Abigail sing “The Wheels on the Bus” while making the hand motions.

I’m not a huge country music fan (unless it’s Martina McBride or Sugarland on the radio), but I like this song….not to mention that I’ve always liked to say the word Hootie (and the Blowfish).

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
It 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 won’t 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 you’re 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 aisle
And he’ll raise her veil
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

4 responses »

  1. If you like this song you’d probably also like “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney and “You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins. I’m not a country music fan either, but I do like these songs, sappy and sentimental though they be.

  2. FYI, a hormonal pregnant woman who has just had three less than adequate nights of sleep because her daughter has a double ear infection shouldn’t read the lyrics to that song in the middle of a high school vocab test. I’m just telling them I have something in my eyes.

  3. I just enrolled Abbie for her sophomore year and she got her driver’s permit last Friday. I have 3 more years and my babies will all be gone. Riley graduates in 3 months. Those words make me cry.

  4. this post really put tears in my eyes. it’s been a rough week here at my house. husband is working a lot and i’m caring for the children on my own. i’m pretty much spent. but this post, this post reminds me that one day this will all change. thanks.

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