In my daughter's eyes...  

rm_hithard_4you 43F
545 posts
11/24/2007 9:37 pm
In my daughter's eyes...

In my daughter's eyes, I am a hero.
I am strong an' 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.

An' when she wraps her hand around my finger,
Oh, it puts a smile in my heart.
Everything becomes a little clearer.
I realise what life is all about.
It's hangin' on when your heart has had enough;
It's givin' more when you feel like givin' 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,
An' what will be.
An' though she'll grow an', some day, leave:
Maybe raise a family,
When I'm gone, I hope you'll see,
How happy she made me,
For I'll be there, in my daughter's eyes.
---Martina McBride


Ok people… I have seen all of the Thanksgiving posts. As usual I am last to comment because I find it very difficult to express “me” at times…

So what am I grateful for? Easy…

Family
Family
Family

(All my good friends… I consider you Family so you are automatically included in the above list).

Casual acquaintances have always come easily for me. I am a very easygoing, open person. For some reason other people seem to respond to me in a positive way.. usually after I have offended them with my BIG mouth or Insensitive joking… and then apologized sincerely.

I always apologize when I “screw the pooch” as they say. I realize that I have a really weird mind that not everyone can appreciate. Although I try never to speak without thinking… not very many people jump on my mental track ( I have to push them)…

So casual acquaintances come easy… friends not so much. Good friends that I consider family… even rarer…

I know that family members come and go. Although they always have a special place my heart and I will always feel deeply for them…. for the most part, family members drift in and out of my life. I think this is true for everyone…

As you grow and change and as life takes over… family becomes a base, a safe haven… you are theirs and they are yours.. but you find you only “need” them every now and then. I know I can go at least two weeks between phone calls from my sister. As long neither of us have a “problem” we need help with… then contact is only because we care and love each other.. but contact is not a requirement.

However all of this theory and conjecture goes out the door when my children are in the mix. For those of you who have not read my earlier posts… I have two very beautiful daughters. Although they are very young… they are my whole world, everything that I am or that I want to be is a direct result of these two wonderful beings…

I find patience when I thought my last nerve was shot
I find understanding when I thought I already “knew it all
I find new perspectives when I thought a situation was “set”

Have you ever heard a three year old explain why the dog’s water tastes better?? Ok you can say it… Yucky… but it was one HELL of an explanation. That child could sell ice to an Eskimo.

As for my oldest daughter… she just turned seven. Poor baby… she is waaayyy too much like her mother. She is totally committed to everything she does. If something sparks her fire… it is Balls to the Wall all out commitment. I swear she will be the first female president or a very prolific tower sniper.. she is that committed to everything she does.

I try to get her to calm down a bit, not to take herself too seriously…I try to explain that she does not have to feel responsible for every hurt or scrape another person my suffer… that she can not fix everything!! Like I said… she is waaayyy too much like me.. so of course she never listens. She just rolls her eyes and gives me the…. “My mother must smoke Crack”… look. If you are a mother, you know the look…

Still, I think that they are the only two people in my life that I am totally addicted to… could NEVER live without… will forever be thankful for…

The only thing I know/pray/hope… I do not/ cannot/ dare not.... screw up!!


"She's been everybody else's girl, Maybe one day she'll be her own"


rm_hithard_4you 43F
541 posts
11/29/2007 10:22 pm

    Quoting rm_tballistics:
    my kids are my world to. i do not think that there is anything i would not do for them. it is funny because we did not have them early in our marriage like everyone told us to. now i do not know what i ever did without them. i think i just slept.
Yes.. I remember the days of sleep. I am lucky if I get to sleep past 5:30 on any given day... Any later than that and I run the risk of a house fire.

"She's been everybody else's girl, Maybe one day she'll be her own"


rm_tballistics
53 posts
11/29/2007 9:02 pm

my kids are my world to. i do not think that there is anything i would not do for them. it is funny because we did not have them early in our marriage like everyone told us to. now i do not know what i ever did without them. i think i just slept.


rm_hithard_4you 43F
541 posts
11/28/2007 3:57 pm

    Quoting PrincessnBigDady:

    It's as if you reached into my head and put into words what I could only think. Great post!!!


Thank you.. I have read your blog but have not had the time to comment. I will rectify that situation tonight. I have some odd quite time as my husband has the kids out of the house. He says it is for Christmas shopping.. I say he uses my three year old as a "babe magnet" at the mall!!

"She's been everybody else's girl, Maybe one day she'll be her own"


PrincessnBigDady 46M/51F

11/28/2007 5:11 am


It's as if you reached into my head and put into words what I could only think. Great post!!!



rm_hithard_4you 43F
541 posts
11/25/2007 7:42 pm

    Quoting rm_sprklnshine:
    a) i love this song
    b) i love this post
    c) i love your descriptions of your beauties.
    d) your 7yo sounds alot like my 3yo. dh always says she will be the leader of a country, company, or a cult!
Ahhh yes... charisma. They say all the "great ones" develop it early.

So from one mother to anther.. here is to a future toast... one involving champagne not questionable "fruit punch"..

"She's been everybody else's girl, Maybe one day she'll be her own"


rm_hithard_4you 43F
541 posts
11/25/2007 7:31 pm

    Quoting oralmarathon4hrs:
    Hmm....well said. but aren't daughters more like thier fathers? Where did you get the who you are from? As for me my son is more like his mother than me although as he gets older I see a little more of me. My lil princess.....she is her dads personality! She is as beautiful as her mother and then some, but she is a little me on the inside.

    My son looks just like me and yet he has his mothers heart and understanding.....eh he's comin' 'round.

    How about you? Are you your fathers daughter? More like your mom?
I was raised by my Grandparents... so I can not say with certainty which "parent" I take after... as for my Grandparents..I am not sure I am one over the other.

My Grandfather was the most wonderful person I have ever meet. VERY easygoing.. although I try to emulate his personality, I miss the mark. I am a closet perfectionist so I tend to be very hard on myself. He was never like that.

My Grandmother.. she is a VERY uptight, religious fanatic and carries a flyswatter every where (just in case someone needs to be whipped into line). However, she has the biggest heart of anyone I know.

My Grandparents were kind of the de-facto foster home in our little community when I was growing up. Anytime a child was picked up for any reason the police would bring them to our home ( my Grandfather was a retired sheriff so our house was well known). She never turned anyone away and there were always kids coming in and out of our house. Many still call her Mom.

Yes she would drown you if you should ever become possessed.. but it is only because she was trying to save your immortal soul.. think I am joking?? I only wish.

God I love her!!

"She's been everybody else's girl, Maybe one day she'll be her own"


oralmarathon4hrs 53M

11/25/2007 5:55 pm

Hmm....well said. but aren't daughters more like thier fathers? Where did you get the who you are from? As for me my son is more like his mother than me although as he gets older I see a little more of me. My lil princess.....she is her dads personality! She is as beautiful as her mother and then some, but she is a little me on the inside.

My son looks just like me and yet he has his mothers heart and understanding.....eh he's comin' 'round.

How about you? Are you your fathers daughter? More like your mom?


rm_sprklnshine 50F
912 posts
11/25/2007 5:45 pm

a) i love this song
b) i love this post
c) i love your descriptions of your beauties.
d) your 7yo sounds alot like my 3yo. dh always says she will be the leader of a country, company, or a cult!

did someone order some exploding pants?


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