There is so much togetherness happening at the Probst house these days. No track practice, no soccer practice, no baseball practice, no school pick-ups, no eating out, no evenings out with Donnell, a whole lot of nothing like our pre-COVID-19 lives.
The one thing I have been enjoying about all of this nothing is that we have spent a ton of time together as a family. I know these years fly by fast. One of our kids is no longer a kid, and the second one is really close to not being a kid so I know these times are precious.
With that in mind, there is one song that always gets me right in the parental feels. One particular lyric, actually.
Dave Matthews Band released an excellent album back in 2009 named “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.” It was their first album since the passing of their long-time sax player, LeRoi Moore. You can hear the pain, loss, happiness, and joy in the songs on that album without even trying. And then there is the last song on the album, “You and Me.”
All I can think about when I hear that song is my kids getting older and the joy and sadness that brings all in one package knowing that Donnell and I will have an empty nest in the not-to-distant future and will have another amazing adventure in front of us while the kids start their own amazing adventures.
It really is a beautiful song. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.