When Luke was in my belly I used to sing this song called, “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift over and over again. I’d sit in the bath tub with my belly peeking through the water and just sing softly. It was always so incredible because as soon as I’d start singing he would start moving around and I could see all these little kicks and pushes. Then when he was born I’d curl up with him in this big over sized, cushioned rocker that we have in his room. And I’d sit there and sing the same song to him over and over again.

Gradually, I’ve stopped singing that song to him. But then the other day a slow, warm rain began to fall from the sky and he kept pointing outside and repeating, “Raining! Raining!” So I took him outside, removed his diaper and just let him play. He was quickly joined by my little brother who couldn’t resist all the fun! As I watched his little fun spirit just rejoice in the rain the song came back in to my head and I couldn’t help think in that moment that I wanted to capture this moment right where we are in life and never let him grow up. His life is full of the simplicity of love and happiness right now. We (Daddy Russ and I) are his world and he is ours.

I’ve included some lyrics from the song below that really just touch my heart and I hope you enjoy the song as well. If you are a mommy or daddy I think it will surely hit home.

Oh darling, don’t you ever grow up
Don’t you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don’t you ever grow up
Don’t you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
I won’t let nobody hurt you, won’t let no one break your heart
And no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up








This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

One Response

  1. Kim Munoz

    I have never heard this song until now. And I want to go and hug my boys extra tight as they sleep. Playing in the rain and puddles is something they will never forget. Glad you got these perfect pictures!


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