Friday, May 4, 2012

Think on These Things ~ Letter from a Mother to a Daughter

Perhaps you have already seen this on Facebook. I found it to be so touching,
especially after having lost my mom in December to Alzheimer's disease.
Rather than write about it, I just want to share it with all of you,
and I want to thank whoever wrote it,
as I do not know who that is, although it was linked to


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 occasionally 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. "
 

(In honor of my dear mother, Doris, who could have written this to her daughters.
I love you, my dear Momma!)

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Think on These Things


3 comments:

Ms. Redo said...

This is so moving - I'd seen the picture on Facebook but had never read the letter. The elderly need to be treated as we treated our children, exactly as this letter says. Thanks so much for sharing it! Hugs ~ Mary

LDH said...

How perfect is this letter! I have been seeing a lot of posts about Mother's as we get closer to Mother's Day and I am beginning to feel sad as this will also be my first time without my mom (she passed away in August). I have been thinking about my daughters a lot too as they parent and the many situations they face in their journey.

Thanks so much for each wonderful post you share on Think on These Things!oflab ffinv

sweetvintageofmine said...

Beautiful Post...First time visiting your BLOG and it is lovely. Glad to meet a fellow sister in Christ. Will be back! From one sweetie to another....Roxie