Letter from Mother to Daughter for Mother's Day.

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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. "

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This letter, is a great reminder to us all. We should read it often. This time we have left with our LO is tiresome,trying, and at times treacherous. But this time with our LO will vanish at rapid speed. So to go through the 3 T's now. Is nothing compared to being stricken with grief, when they are gone. I know, I miss my Dad soooooo much, and will miss my Mom even more.
Heaven holds all to me.
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I read this at my 70th to all I cried while reading every time I read I cry I am a male I have 3 sons and 7 grand kids all girls do I love them
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Yes, caregiving can drain you dry or even kill you :)
I love the letter because i think it is a reminder to remember all of the person - the past also - not just the limitations of today. It helps with patience.
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From another perspective....this could be a guilt trip. Sometimes care giving can drain a person dry!
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Love it. I would address it to my children though.
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My mom just passed away, I have cried and wish that I had read this letter sooner. the letter is so true. Thank you so much for this
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This is so true and I see it first hand because I am a home health nurse. I care for many elderly ailing patients on a daily basis. There are many who live alone and have no one to care for them and there are others who have family but the families are just too darn busy. I pray when I am old, God will remember me and the good works I did while I was providing care to so many who were not and are not able to care for themselves.
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dear sons . remember the houses we built, the trucks , trikes , cars , sand rails ?
remember all the b*tches that left us cause they wanted more than our crude homemade crap ?
dads getting up in the years now and im still mad as a hatter but mad with no power
people are going to start questioning my sanity and my resolve but these are going to be high falootin , booklearnrd b*stards who will announce that they know whats best for me . you got my back guys . when one of em tries to interfere bust him / her overtop the head so hard you break both their ankles . ive always fought your battles with you , now old decrippie is needin to call in a favor .
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I read it many time before. This is so touching and beautiful. I agree to chance the title to "Letter from Mother to Daughters & Sons for Mother's Day". It is so lucky to whom still has mother alive.
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