This slow-rock ballad, written in 2008 by Donna Gentile, is about slowing down to embrace the moment in a hurried world where time passes quickly and our children grow up “in the blink of an eye.” It’s inspired by a bitter-sweet moment at the dinner table when Gentile realized her little girl was growing into a young lady with big ideas. Precious time had been taken/wasted, and Gentile couldn’t bare to lose anymore. It was a pivotal moment in healing and moving on.

I thought when you arrived time would pass slowly
Every day was full of wonder and surprise
And the milestones were marked with “Mommy, hold me!”
And the time went by like they said, “in the blink of an eye”

Now you’re a brave, strong girl exploding with ideas
Well let’s water them and plant them in the sun
When you were little we stopped more often to smell the flowers
Let’s plant our garden now before this day is done

CHORUS:
Sit with me now
Close your eyes
Feel the wonder
Of our lives
Let’s give thanks
Slow the pace
Embrace

This world it spins so fast it can make you dizzy
Sometimes we get caught in the race and we can’t slow down
If we do not strike a balance we get too busy
And if we run too far ahead we gotta turn around

CHORUS:
Sit with me now
Close your eyes
Feel the wonder
Of our lives
Let’s give thanks
Slow the pace
Embrace

There’s a peace of mind one can find in silence
But to get there we need to turn off all the noise
That means those headphones there & this room full of technology
Relentless messages we need plastic and beeping toys

CHORUS:
Sit with me now
Close your eyes
Feel the wonder
Of our lives
Let’s give thanks
Slow the pace
Embrace

Sit with me now
Close your eyes
Feel the wonder
Of your life
And give thanks
Slow the pace
Embrace

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