Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Letter from a Mother to a Daughter



 "My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. 

Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? 

When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day... the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. 

If I occasionaly lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. 

Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad... just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. 

I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. 

With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you... my darling daughter. "


13 comments:

Natalie said...

This is very sweet.

candygirl said...

Love love this, is so true

Anonymous said...

Love it

Sheri said...

I love this. I teared up while reading it. I don't have children yet but I hope that when I do, I'll have a daughter.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am the daughter here and needed to hear this.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written. I'm a daughter and a mother.

Laura M said...

Beautiful and very true. I am the loving daughter to my sweet mama who is almost 86..this is a perfect reminder!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Michelle. I lived this letter. Thank you mom, for letting me love and care for you. Jean/mom

Donna Richey said...

So beautiful made me think of me and my mom before she passed away.

Anonymous said...

I take care of my mother now .... With much love.... but I thank you for the reminder to take things slow and one moment at a time... I love my mother and am so grateful to be here for her at this time...Laughter like they say is the best medicine and we laugh everyday... :0)

Anonymous said...

beautiful breathtaking PATIENT

Hiral Patel said...

Very true......

Anonymous said...

Precious, and so true. Trading places.