I see the reflection of myself.
For better or worse,
My image shines through you.
Your success at learning;
Your talent in music, art, and books;
Your compassion for others;
These are qualities I admire in you.
Your energy to meet a challenge,
Spurs you on. If you fail,
Your persistent spirit and courage
Make me proud of you.
But another image shines through you.
Our Heavenly Father created you.
He chose to put us together.
Forever you will be my daughter.
He created us both to share the special
Relationship of mother and daughter.
He gave us to each other to enhance
Our lives and the lives of others.
Search for God,
Order your life after His plan,
Yield to Him as His instrument
Reach out this needy world.
Walk daily with Christ.
Feed on His Word.
Spend time in prayer.
Live in obedience to Him.
Then you will not only be a reflection
Of your mother and dad,
But you will be a living reflection of Jesus
Shining through you.
Go for the goal, daughter.
Reflect Him with all of your life.
When you do,
You will honor me.