Looking into my daughter's eyes PDF Print E-mail
Written by OHmommy   
Monday, 14 December 2009 00:00

Her eyes are the same color as mine.


She likes that fact.  Our hair color isn't the same.  Our skin tone is a little different.  She likes Hannah Montana and I like Madonna.  Our personalities clash, like ancient cymbals.  We rarely get along.  She is, and will always be, the true testament of my faith.  But.  Our eyes are the same.



"Why do you always smile, when you look at me?"


"Because I am in love. With you."  I confessed while hunched over the bath tub washing her hair.  I was unaware that I was smiling.  A huge stupid grin planted across my face which she clearly read easier than a Dr. Suess book.  I stared into the deep abyss of her eyes.  Each brown freckle in her pupil a mirror image of my own.  Incredible.  The similarities. She moved the bubbles around in the tub and whispered, "You always smile with your eyes. When you look at me.  Why?"


"One day.  When you have a daughter so spectacular as you.  You will understand everything, when you look into her eyes."



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Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2009 09:34


# Elaine 2009-12-14 00:06
It's amazing when we can see ourselves in our children like that. Thanks for the reminder to cherish these days...
# pgoodness 2009-12-14 00:06
Aw, that is so sweet!! Smart cookie, knowing you're smiling with your eyes, too.
# Managed Chaos 2009-12-14 06:48
Pauline, that gave me goosebumps reading it. And I love that she can tell you're smiling with your eyes. Priceless!
# tracey 2009-12-14 07:48
Awwwwww! Very sweet.

Wait a minute, though: Hannah Montana and Madonna... Is there really any difference?

Sorry! Sorry... Just a little rib from a non-pop music girl... :)
# Kasia 2009-12-14 08:37
I am totally in love with her too!
# Tara R. 2009-12-14 08:56
How could you not smile looking into those gorgeous eyes
# lceel 2009-12-14 09:21
Idzie dwa piękne kobiety. Truly.
# clevelands a plum 2009-12-14 09:23
completed precious.
# Rachel 2009-12-14 09:26
Amen girlie.
That's exactly right!
Gorgeous pic shows up in my feed but, not on here :-( at least, not for me.
Hugs to you and your punkabella ;-)
# Keyona 2009-12-14 09:32
Best feeling in the world. My heart melts everytime!
# Krystyn 2009-12-14 10:20
What a blessing! I love that you took the time to have the conversation and savor it. I'm sure she will always remember.
# amy 2009-12-14 10:37
MWAH! :lol:
# Lady Mama 2009-12-14 11:05
Very sweet.
# Naomi Hattaway 2009-12-14 11:27
Love .....
# Lisa 2009-12-14 12:05
I think I'm overly hormonal or tired or something - but that was beautiful & made me teary. I get exactly what you mean!!!
# Kelly Hupcey 2009-12-14 12:14
Wow...that was really moving. Makes me want to have a girl first! You gals are beautiful! I hope I always smile with my eyes.
# ClarkInfestedWaters 2009-12-14 12:16
Sniff..sniff...such a wonderful post!
# andersons 2009-12-14 12:44
A very beautiful and amzing post... thank you for sharing.
# 3 Peanuts 2009-12-14 13:01
That photo of the 2 of you is yummy. Love this post.
# kim-d 2009-12-14 13:11
That is absolutely beautiful. I know, with my heart, that Lola will always remember those words from her Mama...
# traci 2009-12-14 18:06
OMG. Missy B and I have the EXACT same eyes. It must be Gods blessing to keep us from going absolutely bananas. It is hard to look back at yourself and be truly mad.
# ladyflyb 2009-12-14 19:12
i loved this, thank you
# rimarama 2009-12-14 20:44
Luh-uhved this.
# Angie of Nothing 2009-12-14 21:46
I understand 100 times over.
# Jamie 2009-12-14 22:06
Sweet sweet. You're going to make me cry!
# Cara 2009-12-14 22:16
Beautiful. And so true. I never thought I could love someone so wholly as I do my daughter.
# Kristin 2009-12-15 04:05
What a beautiful post. I had NO idea how much I would love my little dude!
# amy2boys 2009-12-15 11:00
So lovely -- and so true.
# Pres. Kathy 2009-12-15 11:38
Great! It is so amazing to be a mom!
# Colleen 2009-12-15 12:40
And now you've left MY eyes all teary. sniffle sniffle.
beautiful post
# DE Heather 2009-12-15 13:34
beautiful post.
# stephanie Griffin 2009-12-15 14:02
That was so sweet!
# Margarita 2009-12-15 15:41
What a sweet post!

I've given you an award on my blog!
# Courtney 2009-12-15 18:14
what a beautiful post and such a sweet conversation with your daughter. thank you for sharing such a precious moment
# Dawn 2009-12-15 20:27
I do the same thing...I have a habit, of telling my daughter how beautiful she is, especially when she's talking about something she loves...

She get's so embarassed...

Some day she will know...some day!
# dysfunctional mom 2009-12-16 01:49
Mmm, I love this beautiful post!
# anymommy 2009-12-16 03:21
So simple and lovely. Thank you.
# Tiffany 2009-12-16 09:56
Love that. Isn't the depth of love amazing...
# Angela 2009-12-16 14:28
I know that smile well. My daughter is completely different from me as well, but our ears are exactly the same. Her eyes are more like her Dad's. Wouldn't make for such a poetic post. :)
# Kellee 2009-12-16 15:18
Awww, that is just precious. There goes my achey uterus again.
# HaB 2009-12-16 15:33
Oh so sweet...and I needed to read something like this today. I too hope that one day my daughter understand why I look at her the way that I do - Just as I now know why my own mom used to look at me the way she did and sometimes still does.
# DPS 2009-12-16 18:21
I understand exactly what you mean.
# jennifer Kime 2009-12-16 19:24
So sweet! I love the "I'm in love with you" I'm so in love with my kids it's painful sometime... well said.
# anns rants 2009-12-16 20:05
I think Tim is trying out a few new similes, and metaphors for his ninth grade poetry class.

That said, I love that your daughter noticed the smile in your eyes. That is the difference between a gesture smile, and a genuine smile.
# Burgh Baby 2009-12-16 20:05
She does have some seriously gorgeous eyes. :-)
# Allison 2009-12-16 20:06
I'm hoping Tims comment is some kind of inside joke, right?

Because she is freaking adorable
# Casey 2009-12-16 20:09
Tim is a tool. Your daughter is precious!
# Noelle 2009-12-16 20:15
She's adorable. Definitely has your eyes. My 6 year old got her hair cut Saturday and when everyone commented how much she looks like me she turned to me and said 'I love being a little mini of my Mommy'. Melted my heart.
# Andreas Sweet Life 2009-12-16 20:15
She is gorgeous.

And Tim is an ass. Ignore it, he's just trying to upset you!
# audrey 2009-12-16 20:57
Tim - bug off...you're a creep.
# Karen MEG 2009-12-17 07:05
The post, the mama, the girlie: gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
# Kate Coveny Hood 2009-12-17 10:02
#1 reason that we don't do advent calendars... The concept of "just one" is considered to be an urban myth around here...
# Al_Pal 2009-12-21 04:40
Sweetness. :D
# kisa64 2009-12-21 13:27
You truly have a gift of being able to put into words what is in a mother's heart. :)
# Sonya 2010-03-25 09:50
I loved this piece. I am expecting a baby girl and I've never been more eager to see what she looks like and what it will be like to be a little girl's mum. What you said is so beautiful!
# Unplanned Cooking 2010-07-25 15:27
That is so beautiful! I'm always amazed by my daughter and can't wait to see her personality unfold.

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Pauline Karwowski.

Is a self proclaimed globe trotting, minivan driving, SAHM stiletto ho.

Happily married mother to 3 Cleveland natives: Jay the son, Lola the daughter, and Fifi the banshee.

Now in Chicago, IL.

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