Friday, January 23, 2009

Pretty Soon

I was driving in the car a few hours ago and heard this song for the first time. It brought tears to my eyes! What a beautiful Daddy-daughter song. Please download it and listen to the beautiful words. I guarantee you'll shed a few.

"It wont be like this for long" by Darius Rucker
"He didn't have to wake up
He'd been up all night
Lying there in bed and listening
To his newborn baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says,
"It's gonna be okay"

"It won't be like this for long
One day we'll look back laughing
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 4:30
She's crawling in their bed
And when he drops her off at pre-school
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"

Someday soon she'll be a teenager
And at times, he'll think she hates him
And he'll walk her down the aisle
And raise her veil,
But right now she's up and cryin'
And the truth is that he don't mind
As he kisses her goodnight
And she says her prayers

He lays down there beside her
Till her eyes are finally closed
And just watching 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
And this phase is gonna fly by
So he's trying to hold on
It won't be like this for long
It won't be like this for long"

Did it give you chills? Me too.

I know it wont be like this for long for Tom and I. Pretty soon, we will play this song and cry as Tom holds our daughter. Pretty soon, the pain will be gone. Pretty soon, our empty space in our life will be filled. Pretty soon, I will be Mama. And pretty soon, Tommy will finally be Daddy. Pretty soon..


ASHLEY said...


Evan Nicole said...

I LOVE that song...and it will be very soon...

twondra said...

I love that song and it's so touching, isn't it?

Stephanie said...

That is one of my favorite songs at the momnt. Gives me chills every time!
It wont be like this for long..always remember that!!

jill said...

so SWEET. i'm praying for your 'pretty soon' every single day! just gave you an award too. :)

Kriss said...

This made me cry. I said these exact words to my husband last night. As he said he missed having me to himself in our bedroom. Ben still sleeps in our our room in his crib. I am not ready to move him into the other part of the house where the kids rooms are. I am praying that your wait will be short. hugs!

Laura said...

I downloaded this as soon as I read your post!! It's so sweet!

Still praying for ya! :)

Tarahville said...

Oh man. Totally bawling - I can't wait for us to be able to experience the joy of parenthood.