When Christian singer/songwriter Nichole Nordeman released the video to her song “Slow Down,” she never thought it would get as much attention as it did.
The lyric video was posted on her Facebook page and received over 114,000 likes and millions of views.
So, why is this video going viral?
The song has to do with mothers who are watching their kids grow up and realizing that they aren’t so little anymore. This isn’t an easy process for mothers, or fathers either, because they want their babies to stay little forever.
“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,’” wrote Nordeman in the caption. “I feel like I spend my life trying to slow time. 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.”
Nordeman recently spoke in an interview about her two children and life as a single mother. She said this song was written in just an hour, the night before her son, Charlie’s, fifth grade graduation. She felt very proud of him, but at the same time it saddened her that her baby was growing up.
The video shows Nordeman’s actual children, as well as the children of some of her friends. It’s an emotional video that deserves the attention it has received.
Some viewers expressed their own thoughts on the video:
“To those of us who have grown children, this is a precious reminder,” wrote commenter Michelle. “To those of us with grandchildren and great or great, great, memories come in like warm blankets to cuddle in the night. Those with babes in arm, make your own memories to last. Like a tapestry, it grows in your heart.”
Check it out for yourself, and get those tissues ready!