my daughter’s eyes:: song

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during a lulling sunday early evening,
i heard this tune, and it made me very emotional:

In My Daughter’s Eyes Lyrics
Artist(Band): Martina McBride

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 abou

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’ll see how happy
she made me

Cause I’ll be there
In my daughter’s eyes

the words in pink jumped out and held my thoughts for a while, because i think about it all the time.  i’m sure every mother thinks about this at every stage of her child’s life; it’s just hardly spoken.  i’ve become one of those mothers who think her daughter is absolutely beautiful, even when a booger’s hanging at the entrance of her nostril, dangling by chance.  when she sits in her papasan and i approach her, she responds by smiling at me, excited to see my familiar face.  and if i move away, her gaze faithfully follows me, silently asking for my attention.  it’s something such as that that makes me believe she knows me and is beginning to love me.  at the beginning of my day, i lie down next to her, staring at her while she wakes, because i know that she will routinely look at me with a thoughtful stare, then smile because she remembers who i am.  i honestly look forward to those mornings. 
a man, during an apologetic debate, once said that you can’t see time but you know it exists because you can see the effects of time.  before emmanuelle, i thought things were really changing when i got married, saw my sister get married, some of my friends marry, saw my little sister go to college, etc. and each day, i knew i was changing slowly by looking in the mirror, but not so drastically.  but when you give birth to someone that was never there before, and you see her so small and helpless grow so big in just 3 months, you begin to realize and see time more clearly.  her infant stage is going by SO quickly.  life does go by so quickly, just by seeing my daughter.
i pray for her though.  i find myself praying most of all for her to find and seek God’s love herself, for her to really experience a life of joy in her salvation and in the service of Him.  i want her knowledge and relationship with God to extend beyond our influence and teaching, beyond the pulpit or what she is told.  i want her to question, to challenge, to discern, to test, to seek, and to believe.  that is the best thing i can wish for her, because i know even if everything crumbles, she will know God is with her.

life is short. live for Jesus…
in whatever you do, in all things…
make your decisions to live for Christ.

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thank you tita kwistie