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My daughters have truly been sisters this week. They have fought, argued, hit, pulled, tugged, screamed, thrown tantrums. They have sulked, whined, begged, disobeyed, and generally driven me nuts. I haven’t even really wanted to be around them. I’ve had to keep them separated on more than several occasions.

These kinds of weeks really wear me down as a mother. I wonder if I’m cut out to be a mom or to ever have anymore children. I question what I allow or don’t allow when I discipline and when I don’t. I wonder if I’m completely ruining them or if I’m doing anything right at all. Somehow, though, I came across this song. I’m not sure how since I don’t listen to the singer’s music, but the lyrics make me long for my daughters no matter how horrible they’ve been. They make me stop being angry and start just appreciating each of my precious children even in the midst of their bad (or at the very least questionable) behavior. I’m so passionate about those girls, I don’t guess I could ever feel so strongly about anything or anyone else ever. They touch my heart in ways no man or woman could. They are my daughters. And it doesn’t matter how horrible a week I have had, they love me unconditionally and my love for them grows each day.

In My Daughter’s Eyes

In my daughter’s eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter’s eyes

In my daughter’s eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light and the
world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me gives me
strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter’s eyes

And when she wraps her hand
around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about

It’s hangin’ on when your heart
has had enough
It’s giving more when you feel like giving up
I’ve seen the light
It’s in my daughter’s eyes

In my daughter’s eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
Though she’ll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I’m gone I hope you see how happy
she made me
For I’ll be there
In my daughter’s eyes

Lyrics by James Slater

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11 responses »

  1. They are such beautiful girls. I love the words of that song. I want a daughter for sure : ).

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  2. Heard that song sung by Martina McBride when I was pregnant with Grayson. I have NEVER been able to listen to it without tearing up. Especially at the part about being gone but being there in my daughters eyes. My husband loves the singer so I took him to see her in concert and became a fan myself but cried at the concert when she sang this…

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  3. my sister and I are 2 years apart but while growing up, it never felt like i’m any older or that she’s any younger. we simply just grew up together, shared friends (and boyfriends) and we’ve gone though all those you have mentioned, the good and the bad! there was so much drama in our home, that I wonder if my mother felt the same way and more doubts while raising us. but with the bad, and even the worse, aspects of sisterhood, my sister and I are best friends and I can not imagine how my life would be like without her.

    you have great looking daughters. i’m sure they will grow up to be bestfriends.

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  4. That is such a sweet mosaic, and song to go with it! 🙂

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  5. Love those photos! Yep, add me to the list of those who cannot hear that song without crying. My sister is 21 months older than me. Growing up, we played hard, we fought hard, and we loved hard. We are still close now. Know that they are just learning how to be people and how to relate to people. There is no better place to do that than within a family! Hang in there, mama! What blessings are set to unfold before you!

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  6. Adorable…♥♥♥

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  7. C’mon now, those adorable angels? No way! 😉
    It’s crazy how one minue our kiddos can be driving us bonkers and in a second’s time have our hearts melting at their preciousness.
    Wouldn’t trade it for the world!
    Have a great week, Liz.

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  8. I choreographed a dance to that song for a recital once. It was precious.

    I would say if you are worried or you are concerned about parenting, that’s a GOOD sign. You don’t take anything for granted. From what I can tell, you are doing fine Liz.

    My pair of sisters have gone through times when they fight. It makes me appreciate the days when they treat each other well.

    Have a great week!

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  9. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous… the photos and the lyrics. I just love this post!

    🙂

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  10. Great photos!!!! We do the best we can while raising our children- with bruised knees from lots of prayers- that’s the best we can do.

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  11. Quite funny that I ran across this today. As I was driving my 13-year-old daughter and her brother back to their father yesterday, this song came on the radio, and I was given the opportunity to sing it to her. She cried, and I cried. She (my first born) will never know what she did for me, what she still does for me. And I love her so much.

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