HOLY CRAP. It’s September already!! This year is FLYING by!! I can’t believe how fast it’s going… and funny, considering that I plan the prompts out a whole YEAR in advance, that this is our prompt for this month. It’s pretty perfect timing for me.
THE PROMPT: Memory Lane
THE SONG: You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins
Written lyrics HERE
PRODUCT/TECHNIQUE: photo of a road
This is such a touching song and it really made me think about my own daughter and how at 17 she is in such a hurry to grow up and move out. It breaks my heart how much fun we used to have together and now everything has changed. I had a picture of her on one of our summer vacations together and used the white space of the road to journal on. Not only is she going to miss this later on in life but I already do.
This is a big picture of the road in the village I grew up. Our house was on this road. My dad took this pic when I was a teenager, it’s almost the view I had from my teenage room. (I guess he stood a little higher, on the roof maybe?) My parents still live in the same house, but the view has changed a lot (the field across the street is full with houses for example…) I journaled about the changes and about all the (childhood)memories I have when I see this photo.
I’m having the same emotions right now as Glenda… only my 17 year old will be having a baby girl in the next month… and it’s a bitter sweet time for me… to see him embracing his responsibility, and at the same time, to know that this part of our life together is coming to an end… so much more quickly that I imagined… I used a photo I took last year of he and his girlfriend (now fiance) and added some thought about letting go of my little boy.
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