Thursday, November 6, 2008

Missing That

Even though I grew up primarily in Massachusetts and Orange County California, I will admit that I have grown to like a little country music. Over the last year, I would sometimes hear a song by Trace Adkins called "You're Going to Miss This".....

You're going to miss this.
You're going to want this back.
You're going to wish these days hadn't gone by so fast.
These were some good times.
So take a good look around,
You may not know it now,
But you're going to miss this.

I would usually hear the song while driving the van with Travis and Katie safely tucked into their crates behind me. I would catch myself getting a little teary eyed knowing that they were not getting any younger. I was so thankful for the fun times and was so blessed to be spoiled with not just one fantastic greyhound, but two. As I would sing along, I would agree that I would definitely miss this.
It dawned on me recently that all three girls are pretty independent and they do not follow me around the house unless we are getting ready to go somewhere. Each has a favorite resting spot and are not likely to leave it once settled in for the evening. I like this about them. I like being able to go to the bathroom alone or to grab something from the kitchen without an escort.

On the other hand, Travis' favorite resting spot was always near me. He was quiet and stealth about it. In fact, I did not really take notice of this trait until Stephen pointed it out and gave Travis the nickname "Nancy". I think Travis' trailing intensified over the years and I became less fond of the constant attention. But now when I work in our home office.... I am often alone. There is no one resting behind me and I realize now that it is one of the little things I miss.... among many other things.