Several years ago on this day (I will not say how many – that’s for my daughter to tell) I became a mother for the first time.
What an awesome moment – the moment I held her in my arms.
I whispered to her how we were going to be such good friends. We had books to read, flowers to pick, songs to sing and so much more! What dreams I had for her.
Today as I look at my “little” girl who is now herself not only a mother, but a grandmother, I still see the little girl in her eyes.
As we have walked through life together, we have experienced both joy and sorrow. We have laughed and cried together and a few times even argued with each other. But through it all one thing has remained strong – our love for one another.
Growing old myself, looking back on my life I think how I have never been famous or accomplished any great achievement.
Then I look at this daughter – a school teacher, who really loves her students and I see how many lives she has touched. How many children came to love learning because of her interest and love for them. How many children experienced for the first time a sense of their own ability because of her encouragement to them. How many parents she has helped understand how to help their own children.
I see the beautiful hats she knits for each student at Valentine’s Day, the fleece blankets she has given to many at Christmas. The hats she knits for cancer survivors. The homeless she has fed.
If I had even a small part in helping her to become the caring person she is – then I have achieved much!
Today, on her birthday, I share some quotes about mothers/daughters that I love.
- “A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.” – Unknown
- “Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.” – Unknown
- “Someday when the pages of my life end, I know that you will be one of the most beautiful chapters.” – Unknown
- “A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.” – Unknown
- A daughter is God’s way of saying, ‘thought you could use a lifelong friend.’” – Unknown
- A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” – Catherine Pulsifer
And just in case she reads this blog today – here’s one for you, Beka Boo
- “What’s it like to have the greatest daughter in the world? I don’t know ask your grandmother.” – Unknown