I found this “LETTER FROM A MOTHER TO A DAUGHTER” on the internet
"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 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. "
I don’t have the privilege of caring for an ailing Mother. My mother was taken from me much too early!! Her dad lived to be 96, and we all thought she would live to be that old as well. She was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 65 and passed away two months later.Within ten years time we lost both sets of parents, a brother, a brother-in-law, and a nephew. My mother has been gone 16 years. My children don’t have grandparents anymore but they sure have lots of fun memories and we talk of them often. Don’t take people for granted, go and make the extra effort to show someone you love them!!
~another post about my Mom can be found here~