You're Gonna Miss This
March 11, 2008 2:08pm CST
Do you remember a time when you were told you were going to miss someone or something and you just couldn't believe it but as you got older you found that it was true? There is currently a country song out by Trace Adkins about this very thing. Do you remember being in high school wishing for the day you would be out of school making your own money and out from under your parents rules? Were you ever told "you're gonna miss this" and laughed? I was. And I did. I was in such a hurry to grow up. I had my first apartment, baby, and job all before I turned 18. Now almost 12 years later I realize just how much I miss the days when my life was simple. When someone else cooked dinner for me. When I had to do a few chores around the house to earn money to go out with my friends. The days before checking accounts, mortgages, and retirement savings. The days before responsibilities. What do you miss the most from your life? What days do you wish you could have back?
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11 Mar 08
I don't think that other than a few good friends and family that have selfishly left this mortal coil and gone to carouse together in some celestial nut house, that I miss anything. I would like to donate about 45 pounds weight to any skinny person out there that might want beefing up, and then I might see my washboard stomach again. Yes, I did have one. But I don't have regrets generally. Experiences that I might not wish to repeat perhaps, but I try to look forward (which is a bit rich coming from a man that is never happier than when he is trawling through history books, old newspapers etc).
• Regina, Saskatchewan
14 Mar 08
I miss my preteens and early teens the most I think. Boys were still fun to play with, but becoming oh so attractive in other ways too. The height of emotions, dreams, effort and the pulse of life was more exciting than at any other time of my life. I was coming into my own as a person and the process was thrilling. I believed in immortality and tomorrow seemed to never come. Summers were long and luxurious and the world held more colour and promise than at any time since.