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Karen Adams
Karen Adams • 2 years ago

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."

  • Stacy Parker
    Stacy Parker • 2 years ago

    I miss my mom too. She is in a care home with dementia and doesn't know who any of us are; I wish I could go back and tell her I love her one more time, and see that look in her eyes that tells me she understands. So many missed many regrets of not telling her more often that I love her, not trying to understand her when I was younger and thought I had so much time. You never know what life will bring - treasure your family while they are here with you. I love you mom.

  • Tai Larsen
    Tai Larsen • 1 year ago

    This is so beautiful! I don't have any daughters, but I am going to turn this into a letter for my mother who is an amaxing woman!!!!

  • Arleen Rosales
    Arleen Rosales • 1 year ago

    This is so beautiful

  • April Chennuri
    April Chennuri • 49 weeks ago

    Wow! So beautiful. ..need some Kleenex please.

  • Nancy DeCook
    Nancy DeCook • 42 weeks ago

    What would be really special about this, is if you had included the name of the original author .. Guillermo Pena!!

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