To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on May 8, 2016 in Picture Quotes, Quote of the Day
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A letter from 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 slow 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.”
– Unknown,

8 Comments

  1. Pearl Lederman May 8, 2016 Reply

    thats a good letter

  2. Srinagesh Katuri May 8, 2016 Reply

    With all respects and humility Brigitte – while can understand your feelings for a daughter but the words and expressions seem to be totally copy & paste plagiarized from a PPT presentation (with slight change of words) that was available on the Internet a few years back and was widely circulated among my friends. The only difference being was that it was addressed – From a Father to a Son – as against yours From a Mother to her Daughter.

    While there are no words that can express or more appropriate to say is beyond words of every Mother or Father’s love for their children, it would have been more apt to have expressed the same in an ORIGINAL form as what you had felt rather than plagiarizing same from the Net which shows the emptiness of feelings.

    FYI and guidance – even the PPT from the Net shows the Author as Unknown.

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      Brigitte May 9, 2016 Reply

      The one from a letter to a Father to a daughter is the one that is not orginal. This story was orginally written in Spanish. It was translated by a dear friend of mine who used to be the administrator of a business page from Villa la Pescigola, in Tuscany. The author’s name escapes me that is why I did not write one but it is indeed orginally written ” A letter from a Mother to a Daughter”. I can remember the day when he sent to me, excited to have it fully translated in its’s original beauty and the day it actually came out for the first time online. It was a HUGE hit. My page featured it and has done so several times over. Thank you for writing it with your passionate thoughts.

  3. Loretta May 9, 2016 Reply

    very touching indeed. I’m passing through this same phase now..

  4. jasmeen May 9, 2016 Reply

    this really made me cry ..so lovely it is.

  5. Srinagesh Katuri May 10, 2016 Reply

    Brigitte – my intention was not to criticize you nor belittle the good work you are doing but to bring out the similarities in what you have uploaded and what was already available on the Internet. I do appreciate your equally acknowledging the Author to be UNKNOWN which expresses your true sincerity.

    While keeping the origins or bonafides of this Letter on the backburner for some time – the content is what needs to be appreciated as something very touching and a need of the hour and hope is taken well by one’s children to become aware of their parents and of a parents’ love ‘cos in today’s time and events and the fast paced world we are living – the children need to understand the value of a Mother and Father and what they as parents have done or gone through to make them what they are – and let the choice of being – grateful or ungrateful show in their spoken words and actions.
    While no parent would ever have expectations or demands of any sort from their children, the least they ask for is an understanding, love and time of the children to spare as a moral support in their sunset years…. its the least any child can give to his / her parents – and consider as God’s Blessings.

  6. Pearl Lederman May 10, 2016 Reply

    thats a good letter. i like that one

  7. prudence May 15, 2016 Reply

    My eyes are wet right now wt tears bcus my mum pass through this stage an finally she is heaven.

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