A Letter from a Mother to a Daughter

Everyday is Mothers Day.

My darling girl, the day you see I am 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 do not 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 bath when you were just a young girl?

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 learnt to walk and when you where nervous on your first day at school.

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 my angel that I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating properly, getting dressed each morning, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day.

On that day you realise I am 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 cannot, do not be nervous, impatient or maybe arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you.

When those days come, do not feel sad, just be with me, and most importantly understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I will cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared.

With a big smile and the huge love I have always had for you, I just want to say, I love you my darling daughter.

xxx

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