There is a song on country radio that's called "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins. Boy does that ring true! As a teenager I was always so ready to be on my own and move out of my parents' house. The day after I turned 18, I moved away for college. I now look back and miss being a teenager, in high school, no worries, just living a pretty carefree life. The past 10 years since I graduated high school have completely flown by me, and now looking back I wish I would have slowed down a little and enjoyed it more. I wish I would have spent more time with my Mom while she was here, and been thankful for everything I had.
Now that I am a mom, I often stop what I am doing to thank God for everything in my life. Family, friends, a healthy baby girl, and loving husband, a beautiful house, having a job I actually like going to, etc. I also stop and just take in where my life is right now, and how big Bella is getting. I often just sit there and kiss her precious cheeks until she squirms away and says "Mommy stop please!", or I'll just watch her dance and sing infront of the tv and cannot believe I made this girl. She truly is my world. I will surely miss this!!