Between the release of her debut album My Paper Heart and its follow-up Hundred More Years, CCM singer-songwriter Francesca Battistelli married Christian band percussionist Matthew Goodwin and gave birth to her first child, Matthew Elijah. The song talks about having a child and cherishing the precious moments, but Battistelli didn't plan it that way - she didn't even tell her co-writer she was pregnant. In our 2011 interview with Francesca Battistelli, she said: "It definitely is a good picture of when we got married, for sure. But I wrote the song with Diane Glover when my husband and I were pregnant and we weren't telling people yet. So the second verse about having a little girl - we had a little boy, now he's 10 months. But that was definitely in my head, too. I wanted the song to go through someone's life and talk about having your child, and so when it actually went there I was really excited. Because I didn't tell them yet that we were pregnant, I told them after. But I just wanted to see if we would go there naturally in the writing session. And we did."
Battistelli chose to title her sophomore record after this tune, as she loved the song and felt it represented her life at the time. "It was such a great picture of my life right now of learning to cherish the little moments and realize how fast life goes by," she told us. "Because having a child, as you know, makes time speed up. It's like, how did six months go by so fast?"