Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It Won’t Be Like This For Long…

He didn’t have to wake up

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He’d been up all night

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Layin’ there in bed listenin’

To his new born baby cry

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He makes a pot of coffee

He splashes water on his face

His wife gives him a kiss and says

It’s gonna be OK

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It won’t be like this for long

One day we’ll look back laughin’

At the week we brought her home

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This phase is gonna fly by

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So baby just hold on

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‘Cause it won’t be like this for long

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Four years later ‘bout 4:30

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She’s crawling in their bed

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And when he drops her off at preschool

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She’s clinging to his leg

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The teacher peels her off of him

He says what can I do

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She says now don’t you worry

This’ll only last a week or two

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It won’t be like this for long

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One day soon you’ll drop her off

And she won’t even know you’re gone

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This phase is gonna fly by

If you can just hold on

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It won’t be like this for long

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Some day soon she’ll be a teenager

And at times he’ll think she hates him

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Then he’ll walk her down the aisle

And he’ll raise her veil

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But right now she’s up and cryin’

And the truth is that he don’t mind

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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

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One day soon that little girl is gonna be

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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

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Happy 5th Birthday Lainey Bug!

 

Author note:  Yes, this post is exactly one week late.  I suck.  Sometimes life just gets in the way!

36 comments:

Corrie and Phil said...

You don't suck at all! That is an awesome post, and Lainey will love it! She and Clare almost have the same birthday...just three years apart. We'll be celebrating five before we know it, huh?!

Kelsey Claire said...

This is such a sweet post. I got tears in my eyes! Happy birthday to your sweet Lainey!

Sazzle said...

Oh Tami, how cute!!! The one of her as a butterfly is just SO, SO adorable!

Melissa said...

Late or not, I don't care and you shouldn't either. This post is adorable and I am sure it took some work getting everything just right (and everything was just right). Great post... and happy late birthday to Lainey!!!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Okay make me cry! I love this post! How about doing one for Sassy birthday next week!

edahlstrom said...

okay... literally CRYING here... not just tearing up!!! wow... that was great!

* Tyly * said...

Oh my gosh, you almost made me cry!

Heather's In The Land Of Crazy said...

That is a beautiful post!

Danielle said...

Too true! Passes way too fast...but how precious she is Tami!

Charbelle said...

you don't suck at all but this post totally made me cry and I am so glad I'm not at work reading it!!!
Love that pink and purple cake!!

Amanda M. said...

Oh God bless! This was beautiful!

Amy Lynn said...

I love that song! What a cutie!!! Happy Birthday Lainey!!! (belated of course!)

Aimee said...

AWWWw this is soooo cute.

I love this song and you did a brilliant job!

Christa said...

Tami, what a SWEET post!! I love that song!! Happy Birthday Lainey!!

Natalie said...

That sony makes me cry every time.. and so did your post.

Hope you sweet girl had a happy birthday!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Aw, what a cute post! Happy Birthday to her!

The Ninja said...

That gave me goosebumps...and it's not because I'm cold, since I live in the hot flash moment.

Hillary said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lainey!!!

Very sweet post and I love how even was she was so teeny tiny, you can still tell it's Lainey. I can't believe she is five already, it seems impossible. It also makes me wish we lived closer to you so I could see you all more often.

Paige said...

Happy *late* birthday Lainey!

This is the sweetest post and the best song ever. My girl started preschool today so your post made me tear up even more!

jv726 said...

Such a sweet post, and such a great song! Happy Birthday to your Lainey! :)

Mary Beth said...

Dang, girl! It takes moving mountains to make me cry, and you've succeeded. lol (okay, maybe I'm not as "tough" as I used to be! ) Beautiful post!

{Kimber} said...

this had me teary!! so sweet and so true!!
Our babies grow up way to fast!!

Hope she had a wonderful birthday! such a cutie pie

Cristy said...

Holy crap, this post brought tears to my eyes! My little girl is 12 weeks and Daddy is already getting emotional at how much he's growing. I can't imagine when she goes to preschool, kindergarden, teenager, and then marriage!! Oh my goodness, you get emotional just thinking about it.

I love love love this post. Can you tell? ; )

p.s. your little girl is too cute for words.

Megan said...

Omigosh such a sweet post. Totally made me tear up!

blueviolet said...

That just kinda choked me up! So incredibly sweet!

Erin said...

thanks for making me cry, Tami! I love the collection of photos and also, YOU DO NOT SUCK! stop it!

must share this one. so good. makes me sad, but happy....

xoxoxo

Ian said...

Fantastic post and happy belated one week ago birthday!

Shell said...

So sweet! I love that song!

MommyLovesStilettos said...

OMG the cuteness!!!! :) What a sweet post :)

Sara said...

What a great post! Brought tears to my eyes! Happy Birthday Lainey!

magically ordinary said...

What a fabulous tribute to your sweet girl! Time flies by way too fast!

Heather said...

now i need a kleenex! beautiful post! happy birthday to your cutie pie.

Tracie said...

That was so sweet! I hope she had a wonderful birthday!

Practically Perfect... said...

Awww, this was so sweet :-)

WhisperingWriter said...

You don't suck. This post was one of the sweetest things I've ever read.

Lil' Woman said...

What a sweet post...Happy Birthday Lainey!!