Something I read and wanted to share...

@Happy2BeMe (75440)
Canada
January 15, 2017 9:26am CST
.... @sissy15 made a post about all the firsts in her child's life and it made me think of the above poem that I found online. I found it hard to read without tearing up. Our children grow up so quickly and the years go by so fast. I sure do miss the days gone by when my children little. I am blessed to have grandchildren now and because I know how quickly they grown up, I treasure each and every moment that I get to spend with them.
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@fishtiger58 (30317)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Jan 17
I cried it's so touching and true, and yes I miss those times. There is a song by Backstreet Boys that make me cry every time i hear it. Here are some of the lyrics. You showed me When I was young just how to grow You showed me Everything that I should know You showed me Just how to walk without your hands 'Cause mom you always were The perfect fan The song is called Perfect Fan by the Backstreet Boys, look it up on youtube, it will make you cry Here is the song with the lyrics
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
A beautiful song and very touching
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@fishtiger58 (30317)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe It is I love that song,
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
15 Jan 17
I feel the same way, I was so young when my children were little I didn't realize how fast it would go and never return. Don't you wish sometimes you could just go back for one day of the grubby little hugs lol
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jan 17
I would like to go back to the time my grandsons were young. Now they are 16 and 19 and so tall, both over 6 foot. Where did that time go? They are still my "love bugs" and watch over me whenever we are together.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
@BelleStarr yes I often wish I could have one more day.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
@ramapo17 yes they don't seem to stay little for long. It is nice that you have such a close relationship with them.
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@DianneN (91916)
• United States
15 Jan 17
I know that lovely poem, and it brought tears to my eyes once again. I miss those days when my boys were home. Those were some of the best years of my life. I'm also blessed to have grandchildren and relish every moment of them. Have a fun party with your granddaughter!
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@DianneN (91916)
• United States
15 Jan 17
@fishtiger58 I know that song. Perfect and a tearjerker!
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@fishtiger58 (30317)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Jan 17
@DianneN Yup I cry every time I hear it.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
@DianneN thanks Dianne I will.
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@jaboUK (55158)
• United Kingdom
16 Jan 17
Children are indeed blessings. Lovely poem.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
Yes they are
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@moffittjc (47375)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Jan 17
I agree, that brought tears to my eyes too! Having two kids of my own, I miss those days when they were so dependent on me for everything. Now that they are teenagers, they are gaining their independence now. I am no longer the center of their world. I certainly cherish all those memories we made as a family when they were younger. And thank goodness for photographs and memories to help remind us of all those wonderful times when our children were growing up.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
Yes it is fun to look back at the photos and all the memories that go with them.
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@moffittjc (47375)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe I'm going to be moving in about 4-5 weeks, and I already know that when I come across all the boxes of old photos, I'm going to pull them all out and look at them! Which will be great for nostalgic purposes, but not so great for a quick move!
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jan 17
@moffittjc By the sounds of your relationship with your children I think they are going to stay close to you throughout your life. My kids are with me and so are my grandsons and they are 16 and almost 20 and still love me and text me a lot.
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@sissy15 (5762)
• United States
15 Jan 17
That does make me tear up. Time is just going by too fast, it's true with every first there is also a last, and I'm clinging to each moment with my son. He's so excited to grow up, and I'm over here trying to slow it down a little. Glad it could make you think.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
Yes it seems are are always so eager to grow up while we aren't ready to let go quite so easily.
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jan 17
I never realized growing up how fast time flew by but when I watched my kids grow up and then my grandsons, it kind of makes me sad. Time just flies by. Spend as much time with everything you cherish when you can before it slips away.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
@ramapo17 That is great advice. It is so important not to take for granted the times we get to spend with my loved ones.
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@Juliaacv (35228)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
I'm crying right now. Its so true. Our son is 27, and my heart aches remembering all of those times, and our daughter, who would be 26 next month, she had more lasts then firsts, as she passed away very young in life. I'm glad that you shared this-even my husband is tearing up now after I read it to him!
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jan 17
I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I cannot even imagine losing a child. I lost a boy friend at 20 years old and I saw first hand what his parents were going through. I don't think there is anything than the loss of a child.
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jan 17
@Juliaacv That is something that no parents should have to go through. I am so sorry for your loss.
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@Juliaacv (35228)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
@ramapo17 Thank you, its nice to have your support.
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@Corbin5 (122782)
• United States
15 Jan 17
Oh my! Tears from me. We only have one child, our son, and last year at his wedding, I danced with him to, at my request, "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time On You." He is the joy of our lives, and when God decides to give you only one child, He often gives you a beauty!
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
What a beautiful song to have a dance to at his wedding.
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@Corbin5 (122782)
• United States
16 Jan 17
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@Corbin5 (122782)
• United States
16 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe Well, he was born two weeks after the due date, would not come out, and they had to do a C-section to get that 9-pounder out, so God did have a little more time to work on him. My son said when we started to dance, "Let's keep talking Mom so we both do not cry."
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
15 Jan 17
What a lovely poem. I feel the same as you. Childhood races so fast. Here's a song that made me cry when my daughter was growing up
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
Awwwww that is such a beautiful song. It is one I forgot all about. Thankn you for posting it.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
16 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe You are welcome.
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@Hate2Iron (8147)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
Oh... I'm tearing up already. Just finished reading the poem and it is so true. My daughter made a mother's day present one year with a poem in the center with her little handprints all around the edges and telling me not to get mad at her for her hand prints on everything because one day she will be all grown up and I won't see them again. Okay... here I go again! But it is so true. Enjoy all of those little moments for all they are worth.
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jan 17
What a great gift for you.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
What a great gift Shirley. Hard not to cry over that one.
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15 Jan 17
Oh... That's so nice.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
Thanks
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15 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe You're welcome.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Jan 17
yes they grow up so fast seems like only yesterday my son was twelve and full of it now hes almost sixty and lol hes still full of it I ran across a photo od my hubby on a Christnas day with huge sun giasses a joke present and I had to laugh and cry Im a widow
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
17 Jan 17
Awww it is nice to have those pictures to look back on.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27520)
• United States
16 Jan 17
Thanks for sharing the touching poem.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
You are welcome
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• United States
16 Jan 17
When you're raising kids you think they'll never grow up and then one day they're adults and gone. I look back to those now "good old days" and wish I had a few more moments to enjoy them as babies etc. Thankfully I do have grandchildren but I see how fast they are growing too.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
Yes the time goes by too fast. I miss those times too but I treasure the time I go get with my grandchildren.
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@cacay1 (33192)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Jan 17
Very meaningful and realistic , nice my dear.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
Thank you
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• United States
16 Jan 17
Time, has a way of getting by us, I wish I could turn the clock back, a bit, but I guess I have to continue going forward.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
Yes we have no other choice
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Jan 17
so sad and pretty, and true. You rarely know a last time, until it's already gone
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
So very true
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@just4him (132516)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jan 17
It is a sad poem about a child's young life, but then I recall the other firsts that followed as they grew up and still did not leave you behind, but you walked beside them and became their confidante and best friend and watched them grow into a mature young man or woman, as they made their way into their future. You're not left behind. There are still plenty of firsts ahead.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
Yes that is so true. Life is full of firsts.
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@1creekgirl (13024)
• United States
15 Jan 17
That was so touching. It's especially dear because we don't know at the time that it's a last time. Life goes on.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
No we don't..it just happens and life keeps going. From a now baby to an adult in a blink of an eye it seems.
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@MALUSE (45978)
• Uzbekistan
15 Jan 17
That's a nice poem. All parents will relate to it.
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
Yes they sure can.
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