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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

for Courtney and Eric...

I love - love - love this song! It ALWAYS makes me cry, mainly because I see Chad and Charli in every word of this song!!!
I remember wishing away certain days in my life (too busy, too sick, too stressed, etc), and I realize that those long days for me are always too short for my kids. Every day I wish away for myself is a day I wish away for them too...

Courtney and Eric - I know that you are starting a journey that feels like hell. And, to be honest, there will be days that are - but you can do it, I know you can. Courtney, today I said something that I want to remind all of about...
We may not have the power to control EVERYTHING in our life, but we have something far better and much

He didn't have to wake up
He'd been up all night
Layin’ there in bed listenin’
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 won’t be like this for long
One day soon we'll look back laughin’
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
‘Cause it won't be like this for long

Four years later ‘bout 4:30
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’ll only last a week or two

It won’t be like this for long
One day soon you'll drop her off
And she won’t even know you're gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It won’t be like this for long

Some day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times he'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the aisle
And he'll raise her veil
But right now she's up and cryin’
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
‘Til her eyes are finally closed
And just watchin’ her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows

It won’t 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
So, he's tryin’ to hold on

‘Cause it won’t be like this for long

It won’t be like this for long


Kelsey said...

Ahh Brenda i too cry at this song cause i LOVE it i'm just an emotional time bomb ;) i've been praying for your friend and her family.. i look forward to updates to know how things are going with them.. hope everything is goin good with the beautiful new baby

Rachelle H said...

I have just one short thing to say about this song. We heard it live in Omaha this January --- most of the qwest center had tears too. It does not matter where I am when I hear this ... I cry EVERY time too --- way to go Darius Ruker! Glad to have this song to help us realize the momemnts we have as our kids grow up go by too fast and we all need to cheerish them a little more!! We continue to pray for Courtney, Eric, Landon and the one on the way. May god bless them on this journey!