|If I Could by Barbra Streisand|
A Further Review about the Song Meaning Here
One of My Sons is Moving Out in Two Days & the Lyrics to this Song Say What We Moms FeelI've been one of those lucky moms; all four of my sons still live at home.
Yes, that's right, and we love it that way.
But my second boy, a guitarist and artist on the rise in a band called Coldfront, is moving out on his own. He's anxious to fly, but I'm not ready to let him. I'll never be ready.
Totally biased I'm about to blurt out all the cliches moms say: He's smart, organized, gorgeous and talented. I guess that's suppose to bring a measure of comfort.
But really, how did all the moms of the world get through this part of life! It's hard.
He's turned out to be a wonderful young man, and he's ready. The high point is what he's given me; the proof that he's ready.
After our son explained his plans to his dad and I on how he's going to manage this big step, we were so proud. Later that night we were lamenting on how hard this is, and how much we would miss him. But then his dad said, 'he's just like you! he's so much like you, and for that reason, I won't worry so much'.
"I've Watched You Grow So I Could Let You Go" (Lyrics)Most of my friends have had their children move out already.
Looking back, I know I'm feeling my own mother's heartache as my brothers and I moved out.
At 19, mom and I drove to Toronto where I would start University and share an apartment with a friend. Mom helped me set-up the place, spent two days with me and after hugs and kisses, I remember standing at that apartment door watching her walk down the hall towards the elevator where she waved a final goodbye.
This coming Monday, I will understand what my mother felt that day. I'll say goodbye to my boy, my life, and pretend he's just going away for the weekend and that he'll be back in a few days. Without doing that, I'd be a mess, and on such a milestone for him, don't want him to feel my pain.
Right now I'm lucky. I can hear the boys laughing and talking to each other from their bedrooms. My dad used to say to me that he was happiest when all of us were home safe and sound. I miss my dad. I sure could use a hug from him right now. Dad would be so proud of him, of all the boys.
(Lyrics)If you're looking for lyrics that say exactly what a Mom wants to say to her children, this is the perfect song - Get the tissues ready - I'm spent after listening to it <3
If I could, I would try to shield your innocence from time
but the part of life I gave you isn't mine
I've watched you grow so I could let you go
if I could
I would help you make it through the hungry years
but I know that I can never cry your tears
but I would
if I could
Things I'll have to deal with in the coming days:
- How will I handle walking by his empty bedroom?
- Missing the big glorious mess he leaves in his room
- His cooking for us once in a while
- His smile
- His hugs
- His brothers will miss him too
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