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Sunday, May 13


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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. 

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 occasionally 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. "


-Author Unknown

I received this via email from my Dad's girlfriend
…and felt it was beautiful and worth sharing.  
Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Wishing you a blessed day!


  1. That is beautiful and is the perfect thing I was searching for this morning. I hope you don't mind but I had to post this today too. Thank you for finding it. It's beautiful Have a wondeful Mother's Day! Diane

  2. kelli ripleyMay 13, 2012

    Happy Mothers Day to you! 

  3. GaragesalesrusblogMay 13, 2012

    Hey there! I am participating in Kristina's giveaway with you and just thought I would drop by and meet all the other bloggers! I am a new follower! Hope you will drop by and do the same!Robin

  4. SO beautiful! Hope you had the best Mama's day lovely! XOXO

  5. I saw this on Facebook. It's just the sweetest thing ever!


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