A letter from a mother to a daughter

This beautiful letter has been going around Pinterest and we wanted to share.

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. “


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Rita
Rita
8 years ago

All that I’ve been wanting to say to my daughter is in this letter. Although I’m not quite ther yet I don’t think they do understand how hard it is to not to be able to do to the capacity you once use to. iThanks for reading that have a great day.

Linda
Linda
8 years ago

I love this letter. This could pertain to fathers also. It seems like kids are sometimes less tolerant with their Dads than their Moms. So all children could benefit from this letter when parents are getting older.

lorie johnson
lorie johnson
8 years ago

This is so true, our children think moms can do anything. But mothers need tere children to at some point. So plz hold our hand u may even need to wipe our tears away. But at the same time we are still ur mother and love u ao much.

Carol
Carol
8 years ago

This is PERFECT !who ever wrote it thank you this says it all

Carolyn
8 years ago

This letter made me cry when I read it all, I heard parts of it on my way to wk this am. but when I read it all, It was SO MY Daughter and I I had my daughter when I was 41, she is 22 now, SO I AM GETTING OLD. And My daughter has said to me all of these things. and they made me feel bad.. and they hurt me..
Now she has read this letter on my prompting and she Cried, but most of all I feel she will look at me differently now.. and I will enjoy my last days with her!! Thank you so much to the woman who wrote this She knew me and my daughter for SURE!!
Thank you..
carolyn

Thelma
Thelma
8 years ago

Thanks for sharing this! I needed to hear it! My mother is 83……. believe me, I’ll be more patient now.

carol
carol
8 years ago

This letter hit home with me as well. I guess I treated my mother this way and now my kids get upset with me when I can’t hear or understand what they say all the time. I am not yet old (only 58 years young!) but can see these things happening more and more. I feel like myself inside but also see myself changing every day.
This letter put my thoughts into words. Thanks for posting it!

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