Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I Had to Share This....

Every now and then I'll find something on facebook that is worth sharing.  
This is!
I have cried and cried after reading this.
Letter From a Mother to a Daughter:
"My dear girl, today 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....today you see, I am getting old.  I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I am going through.

If I occasionally lose track of what we are 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."


Now, this really hit home.
I was the worst EVER at being patient with my mom.
I regret it so much.
I wish I had those days back to just enjoy my mom and not pick at everything she did wrong.
I don't, but those of you out there that still have your mom do!  
So, cherish each and every day that you get to spend with your mom.
Have a great day y'all!


  1. Beautiful and so true

  2. I battle those demons also of wishing I had been more of what I was not. This is a very touching photograph and story- thanks for sharing.