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. "

Happy Mother's Day!
By: Spring in the Air

44 Comments

So touching, thank you!
Great letter, thank you
The only thing I'd change would be to say it to both daughters & sons.
This touch my heart.Thank you for sharing.
Had seen this a few days ago, shared by a friend. I think it is the most loving and caring letter for a mother to express to her child the feelings that come with age.
So true! When my mom starts to tell me what a "bad" mom she was, I tell her about the happy things I remember even if she doesn't. There were a lot of happy times for all the above reasons.
Absolutely wonderful......
So beautiful. Thank you for this....
Had my mom with me today .She is 86 and I felt so much closer to her because everything ing that letter is true . Sometimes we need to just say thank you to all the care giivers.
That was beautiful! I've seen it before but thanks for sharing again. I agree with starshine14 - we need to have it read "daughters and sons". I have two sons - so I'm copying it and heading it "Letter from a Mother to Her Son".

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