You're gonna miss this...


My boy's growing up.

And any Mama who's half a Mama knows that this is not a pleasant thing.

He's getting all independent and inventive and...yes, a bit mouthy, too. But he's growing up.

His baby face turned into a toddler face and that toddler face turned into a "big boy" face and now...it's official. He's a boy.

All boy.

But there are so many things about him as a little boy that I hope I always remember.

Like when he was 2 and would actually let Mama snuggle him and he so sweetly told, "Mama, you make my heart happy."

(Major melt factor!)

But as much as I hate that he's growing up, I'm loving his creative little mind and his ingenuity and even his vocabulary (wonder who he got that from?).

How he "turns his ears on" instead of listening and how he does all these little boy ninja-fight moves.

Every phase of his life has gone so quickly.

And I know it's not going to slow down.

So I'm trying to savor it, to cherish it and to remember every precious or silly little thing about him because I know that I'm really going to miss this when he's grown.


You're gonna miss this.
You're gonna want this back.
You're gonna wish these days
Hadn't gone by so fast.

These are some good times,
So take a good look around.
You may not know it now,
But you're gonna miss this.
-Trace Adkins; You're Gonna Miss This
Ashley Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.