From Mother to Daughter
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  Posted May 10th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Family | 4 comments

Happy Mother’s Day!

By: Spring in the Air

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. “

Spring in the Air
In a culture that worships youth and has a thousand sites devoted to parenting, it’s easy to overlook or get impatient with the elders in our life, especially our mothers, the people with whom we likely spent so much time, and, in the nature of relationships, also experienced so much conflict.

Spring in the Air published this letter on their Facebook site in honor of Mother’s Day, but it’s also a touching reminder that shifts one’s perspective on the elderly.

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4 comments to “From Mother to Daughter”

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