Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Day has finally come.. A day I wished many times to happen.. and now a day I want to push back as long as I can... My daughter has turned 18. My hopes and dreams for her have exceeded my expecatations... She is driven.. She is strong and she knows what she wants.. my biggest wish for her now... is that her dreams .. don't stay dreams... but become reality....

Yes.. your eyes are NOT deceiving you.. this is a picture of ME.. 17 years ago...I was just 19 myself... with my daughter who just turned 1.. and barely walking...


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
Sung by Martina McBride


Wendy said...

Happy Birthday:) What an amazing milestone!!

Kori said...

Wow could ya'll possibly look anymore alike? That is awesome.

Happy 18th Birthday!

Karen said...

she looks so much like you! My daughter will be 35 next week. Yikes!

Donna said...

What a great song. Never heard it.

I too was 19 when I had my daughter.

She is beautiful. Happy 18!!

Blessed Momma to 4 said...

What a bittersweet time - you so want her to grow, but then the time comes, and you don't want to let go. Trust that God has great plans for her. You've done an amazing job raising her...now let her fly so God may prune and nourish her further.


Cris said...

A few years ago I was congratulated on the first successful clone, but after looking at a picture of you and your daughter I am no longer able to accept that. That congrats now belongs to you. I know you've probably heard this a bazillion, trillion times, but she looks just like you! LOL

So...now that we've seen a "then" picture, when do we get to see the "now" picture. :P

Happy 18th Birthday to your daughter!

Donna said...

Oh, happy birthday!! My gosh, you can definitely tell you are mother and daughter! You're both beautiful! I'm so happy you enjoyed my repurposed Christmas card post... Donna

Susanne said...

Well now you done made me cry!

Happy, happy birthday to your girl! May God bless her in her new paths.

Wow, she looks like you!

jayedee said...

happy birthday to flipflop daughter! hoping all your dreams come true!

ps....your mama rocks!

Ivana Clay said...

Love the then and now pics! Time really does fly! :) I have enjoyed keeping up with your blog here lately. I also tagged ya over on my blog. So check it out and post if ya can! :)

scrapperjen said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have another wonder year.
What a beautiful post!

Lisa said...

Wow, you look so much alike. Love that song. Happy birthday to your daughter.

Tam said...

OOO she looks like YOU!!!! OOO LOOK at YOU at 19 WOW!!

HOPE she had a great 18th Birthday!

Krystyn said...

Happy birthday to a beautiful girl! You guys are twin!

And happy birth-day to momma, too!

Sarah said...

You are amazing. She will be just like you dreamed.

Tanya said...

My goodness you two sure do look alike! Beautiful, both of you!

18...it comes up fast doesn't it? Happy Birthday to her!

Sandy said...

Wow, amazing how you two look so alike. What a cool thing. :)
What a sentimental milestone for you and that beautiful girl of yours!

♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

HaPpY Birthday Kate! I saw her just the other night at Sophie's.... she is beautiful!

Mere said...

You two look like TWINS!! Your post brought tears....happy birthday to her!! She has an AMAZING mom who helped make her the person she grew up to be!

Love, Mere

Kerry McKibbins said...

Happy, happy birthday!
Congrats to both of you.
You look like twins!

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Wowza!! You guys could be twins!! Happy Birthday to your Daughter!

Tracey said...

WOW! Don't know how I missed this post but...man oh man...you guys could pass as sisters! I know this is a strange, wonderful and a bit sad time for a momma! Hang in there and cherish every minute!!