Tuesday, June 5, 2012

So touching, Thanks, Stacy for sending this!

I often speak of the relationship I have with my now, 92 year old,
demented mother, I speak of how much I love her but how I feel like
I have lost the mother I once had.
This morning, I have this in my email box from my dear friend, Stacy.
I cannot thank Stacy enough for sending this as it puts into perspective
that if I think it is hard for me, imagine how hard it is for her.
These are the words I think she would like to say if she could.
How I would love to have a picture of myself and my mother 
just like this....
Word of Warning:
If you have an elderly parent kleenex will be needed as you will
shed tears when reading this.
Love your Mother and be ever so thankful that you still have her!

hanks Tired touchingl! ♥
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. "

1 comment:

  1. That is AWESOME and we all can learn from this!