Saturday, June 21, 2008

My Almost 5 Year Old

So, I'm having Gavin's 5th birthday party today. Technically he won't be five until Monday but still, I am hit with the fact that my BABY is turning 5. It's such a milestone.

I went out to dinner and Kohl's last night with Kelli and we were talking about how hard it is to let our babies go and grow up. We also talked about how quickly time goes by. On our way home we listened to one of my favorite songs called "I Wish I Could" by Collin Raye. We were both a bit on the emotional side and both agreed that this song was definitely blog worthy!

When I woke up this morning I couldn't help but feel just a little heavy hearted. I know you can't keep your kids little forever, and I really shouldn't want to. I want them to grow up and have families so they can experience the same happiness that I feel. Still, I wish I could have just one more do-over sometimes. Like I could start over with Gavin and have him as a newborn baby and a one year old, watch his first steps, re-live the excitement of his first words....just one more time.

"I know I can't.....but I wish I could."


Thought I would share the lyrics to the song, for any of you parents, it's well worth the download. :)

"I Wish I could"- Collin Raye


Looking out my window See you playing in the leaves
It's amazing how a little girl Means all the world to me
When I tell you that I love you I love you more than words can say
Smile, say cheese pretty-please I wanna take your picture
How'd you ever get so big I gotta take your picture
Hold on to the memory before the whole thing slips away

I wish I could save these moments And put 'em in a jar
I wish I could stop the world from turning Keep things just the way they are
I wish I could shelter you from everything Not pure and sweet and good
I know I can't, I know I can't But I wish I could

When you kiss me for no reason It goes straight to my heart
When I feel your arms around me I almost fall apart
It's time for bed you whisper Daddy, we forgot to pray

I wish I could save these moments And put 'em in a jar
I wish I could stop the world from turning Keep things just the way they are
I wish I could shelter you from everything Not pure and sweet and good
I know I can't, I know I can't But I wish I could

And when I watch you sleeping All my worries fade away
A little bit of heaven glows on your angelic face

I wish I could save these moments And put 'em in a jar
I wish I could stop the world from turning Keep things just the way they are
I wish I could shelter you from everything Not pure and sweet and good
I know I can't, I know I can't I know I can't But I wish I could

8 comments:

The Tylkas said...

wow...maybe I should have been warned that when I read this blog I'd cry. Seeing as how my oldest turns three July 15th I've been thinking of some of these same things. I have no idea how I'll handle when he turns 5. Anyways, all I know is I'm not pushing Savannah to grow up too fast at all. I think people compare her to Korban and are like aren't you worried that she's not saying 5 words and walking all by herself yet, and I'm like no I'm not worried at all. I'll keep her as a baby for one more day!

Kohler Family said...

Jenny, if Gavin is almost 5, then Courtney is almost 5! Where did the time go? AHHHH! Now I am crying my eyes out!

Rebecca said...

Dang it, Dang it, Dang it...I completely forgot yesterday... *sigh* Yes, I know the kids are growing up too fast for me too...looked at baby pics of Lex yesterday and was crying...weird response, huh?

Kelli said...

Such a great song...thanks for sharing it with me, even though I was crying my eyes out in your van. :)

Dayne said...

Lest I remind you of my "MY GOD, WE ARE OLD!" moment of the day. Face it, our kids are growing up and we are growing grey.

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