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When They Grow Up Too Fast

If you haven't seen this song from Nichole Nordeman on your Facebook newsfeed, you will. So many are re-sharing it from last year because this song encapsulates the essence of being a parent: watching your children grow with pride, yet seeing it go by so fast.

Nichole says, "I don't know of a more uttered or whispered phrase from a mother of any age, about her child of any age, than 'It's going by too fast.'

I feel like I spend my life trying to slow time. Trying to celebrate the growth and the milestones of my children, and then secretly day dreaming about building a time machine in my garage, so I can return to rocking my babies at midnight.

If you've ever looked at your child running across a field, or striding across a graduation stage, or walking down the middle aisle of a church clutching a bouquet, you'll know why this song is special to me."