You Watch Them Grow

That's me and my oldest daughter,Brande about 28 years ago! Awhile ago I had been going through old pictures and trying to organize them when I came across this photo. In this picture Brande resembles Katie's little girl, Riley, SO much. I was really surprised. I look at this photo and I start thinking about the passing of time and how quickly my kids have grown up. I miss those days but I also enjoy the days I now have with them. Now they are all in their 20's. I'm lucky to have each of them be a part of my daily life, including Riley as well. There is this song I love by Zach Gill. He plays with Jack Johnson, and put out one CD which I also love! Here's the lyrics:

She's close to God, I'm sure of that
She sits him down, and they have a chat
She asks for sunshine, and he agrees
You see, for her, He'd do anything

You watch them grow, then you let 'em go

She is a monkey, and I'm her tree
And now she's climbing all over me
Swinging on my vines dancing on my limbs
Her monkey sounds sound like angel's hymns

You watch them grow, then you let 'em go
You watch them grow, then you let 'em go

She's an angel, she's an imp
She's got my big toe, and her mother's lips
She gives fishy kisses, and great big bear hugs
42 pounds of pure love
Then one day she'll be 17, feelin too big for her home
Seems she was just only 3, oh how our children they grow

You watch them grow, then you let 'em go

Then one day she'll be 33, maybe with a child of her own
Seems she was just 17, oh how our children they grow
He'll ask for sunshine, and she'll agree
You see for him, she'd do anything
He is her child, the center of her world
She is his mother. . .my little girl

You watch them grow, then you let 'em go

If you've never heard this song, it's just so sweet and makes you realize how time passes by so quickly. You can find it on itunes. The song always reminds me how fast time really does pass. Seems like it was just yesterday when Brande had her little arms around my neck! And you know, I don't think I'll EVER let any of my baby's go no matter how much I watch them grow!
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delighted heart said...

Ok ...you've got me crying now! So happy you've got your family close to you. I really miss my daughter...she's so much fun. I need to plan a trip out to see her (and you!) Hope to get one in sometime this spring.