Sunday, 8 September 2013

Eyes

I've been away for the past two weeks, taking my daughter to start her first year of college about 2000 miles from home.  Arriving back here yesterday was so bittersweet; the house feels very empty without her here. My tag this week is a simple rebus, expressing my melancholy sentiments.  I've already shipped her first 'care package' today, sent with this tag tucked inside.

My daughter has very distinct, icy blue eyes, and I immediately thought of her when I saw this week's theme. The eye that I used on the tag came from this recent photo of her:
She called last night with a funny story: she was carrying her tray in the college cafeteria yesterday, minding her own business, when a hulking refrigerator-sized football player walked toward her. He stopped dead in his tracks, then hopped backward, stared at her and remarked, "Damn...those are some crazy eyes"!  And then he abruptly walked away, leaving her standing there, wondering if she had just been complimented...or just the opposite!  Regardless, we had quite a laugh over her retelling of the scenario.

It's going to be hard waiting till Christmas before I can see her crazy eyes again!

17 comments:

  1. Your daughter is stunning and her eyes are so beautiful.

    Love the simple tag.

    Chrissie xx

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  2. What a beautiful girl she is - those eyes will surely bring her many compliments! Lovely tag! Valerie

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  3. What gorgeous eyes! Lucky girl. A very lovely tag, too. Carolyn xx

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  4. Awesome tag, but oh my, your daughter is STUNNUNG! What an absolute beauty she is.
    My oldest is in another country, so Iknow how you feel but we're never really far apart in these days of great technology, like Skype, emails,etc, and of course the telephone. Have a lovely week. :0)

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  5. Oh My heart goes out to You. I remember going through those years.Same feeling when they get married and move away.Her eyes are gorgeous.That boy fell instantly in love with Her eyes and was too insecure to stick around,lets see if He searches Her out later :) Tag was so sweet.

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  6. Cute tag-- like that ribbon atop!

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  7. Beautiful tag, beautiful eyes & a very beautiful daughter! I suspect she will break some hearts with those terrific looks :-)

    Sally

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  8. What a lovely story Sally. Your tag will be the first of many sweet things sent to your beautiful daughter I'm sure!

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  9. Cute tag.

    Oh she is one beautiful daughter you have Mother.

    Her eyes speakes volumes.

    For the good.

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  10. I remember that feeling, three times as each went. It's great when the door slams open and they're back! Clever tag. X

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  11. Ein schönes Tag, und eine noch viel hübschere und intelligente Tochter.
    Wunderschön :-)

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  12. Your daughter is gorgeous, as well as the beautiful tag you made for her. I have a daughter in her 3rd year of college, and one about to go next school year, so I can relate to the way you feel. Blessings!

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  13. beautiful eyes--wonderful tag and story

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  14. She is stunningly beautiful! Great story.

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  15. What beautiful eyes - and what a wonderful way to express your love for your daughter!

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  16. Oh Maggie you have been on my mind for the last couple of weeks. I can imagine how you must be missing your sweet girl, and those eyes. Lots of hugs!

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  17. Your daughter is simply stunning. I am absolutely certain that the guy's "crazy eyes" comment was a compliment - no doubt they stopped him dead in his tracks! I remember taking our daughter to college - she grew up too quickly but so beautifully. You'll like my tag for next week!

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