Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Fabulous Peggy...

I have been really sick lately and finally got to the dr. yesterday for some flu though! phew.

so i have peggy's layout here for is amazing!

i know how hard this prompt really hits home about how we touch the people around us and if we really do at all? And when I read what Peggy wrote and these lyrics, I cried and cried. It just touched me so much. I mean the part about "her rescuing me" true is that? I don't know about you but I just blogged about how I never saw myself as a mom, that I dreamed of a life of traveling and adventure but then came along this whole new life that well, saved me.


Here is what Peggy had to say about her layout and the process:

Well, do I really, I wonder? The only persons I could really think of, of course, were my children. But then again, they touched my life as well, they changed me completely, they changed the way I feel about things, how I think, how I love, they changed the way I look upon life itself. I didn't really know how to put this into words, so I used the lyrics to a Martina McBride song, "In my daughter's eyes".
I used to think a lot about my place here in this world. When I was younger, I really wanted to matter, to make a difference in the world. I never did of course, which made me wonder about the meaning of it all. All of this changed when I had my children. I didn't have to look for a purpose, for "the meaning of life" anymore, I had all the purpose I needed and still need. The only thing that matters to me now is creating a warm, loving and safe home for my children, giving them a good start in life, teaching them to be good and strong. I guess I still want to matter, but now in my own little world, I don't feel the need to matter in the whole world anymore. I guess to me the meaning of life is just being happy, and trying my best to make sure that the ones I love are happy as well.

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 daugter'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



Jocelyn said...

STUNNING!!!! Peggy you did such an awesome job on this one and I adore that plays on my Blog and touches my heart each time I hear it!!! Your LO is so full of such wonderful detail and exudes the love you have for your daughter!!!! :-)

Lisa T. Howard said...

Ellen captured my thoughts on this perfectly with the title of this post...FABULOUS, Peggy! Fabulous! You always inspire me and speak to me on so many levels. I've always wanted to scrap this's an all time favorite. But I never could bring my thoughts together to do so. You, my friend, captured the essence of the song beautifully!

Drea said...

Beautiful layout touching!

Glenda T. said...

Peggy your layout was stunning and really made me think! I enjoyed playing along and came up with this: