Do You Remember This Martina McBride Song About Motherhood?

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In 2003, country music hitmaker Martina McBride released the James T. Slater penned tune, “In My Daughter’s Eyes.” The song talked about the relationship between mother and child from the parent’s perspective, sharing that as much as a baby needs her mom, a mom needs her baby.

Fans were able to find “In My Daughter’s Eyes” on McBride’s seventh album, Martina. The album was a No. 1 hit, and the song, which served as her second single off the project, experienced crossover success. The ode to McBride’s daughter(s) peaked at No. 4 on the Hot Country Songs chart and No. 3 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. At the end of 2003, it was a Top 35 song on the year-end US Country Songs chart.

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McBride and her sound engineer husband, John McBride, have three daughters together: Delaney Katharine (23), Emma Justine (20), and Ava Rose Kathleen (12). When the McBride family began to grow, the chart-topping singer took a break slowed down her touring schedule to focus on raising her daughters. For McBride, the decision was a no-brainer, as she wanted to make sure she was present for their upbringing.

Today, McBride continues to tour and performs this touching and relatable song for the thousands who come out to hear her sing.

On this Mother’s Day, listen to Martina McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes” above.

Martina McBride “In My Daughter’s Eyes” lyrics:

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 want to 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,
How it puts a smile in my heart,
Everything becomes a little clearer,
I realize what life is all about,
It’s hanging on when your heart is had enough,
It’s giving more when you feel like giving up,
I’ve seen the light,
It’s in my daughter’s eyes.
In my daughter’s eyes,
I can see the future,
A reflection of who I am and what will be,
And though she’ll grow and someday leave,
Maybe raise a family,
When I’m gone I hope you’ll see,
How happy she made me,
For I’ll be there,
In my daughter’s eyes.