Friday, August 29, 2008

My Daughter, Eleven

What I remember most about this day eleven years ago? How when it was all over and everyone was gone, late at night, and I looked over at her lying next to me, and she was looking at me so intently with those big dark eyes. And that's the look that I still catch across a room, as if she is just looking at me to check in, to reassure each other that we are both really there.

Happy Birthday to my treasure. She is more than I could have asked for, had I known the words to ask.

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.
~Martina McBride


  1. What a beautiful girl you have! And happy birthday to her.

  2. i hope she has a great day!

    i'm glad you picked the doll (on my blog) i've been wanting to tell that story but it will take more concentration (digging in the old memory chamber) to write.

  3. 11? Wow time flies- Laurel had just turned 9 when I started blogging! Happy Birthday!

  4. How special :) Happy birthday to your daughter!

  5. I hope she has the most wonderful birthday! Our girls are very close in age. Too bad we don't live closer... Lori

  6. Happy Birthday to your precious one! I love all the photos-she looks like such a happy, spunky girl!

  7. Happy Birthday to your sweet rose!


  8. She's a beauty, allright. This was a beautiful tribute to her.

    I have referred to that song many, many times since Caroline was born. It's a treasure!!

  9. She is such a cutie! Happy Birthday to your little one. My twins turned 11 this year also. Times goes by so quickly. (sigh)


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