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

Published on October 25, 2015 in Picture Quotes


“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,


  1. Melba Cardenas October 25, 2015 Reply

    Wow! This is so beautiful! It made me cry. I wish all children of the world have a chance to read this before their mom gets that old.
    Thank you Lessons Learned in Life for sharing this lovely post!!

  2. N C PARHI October 25, 2015 Reply

    A moving account of role reversals in human life

  3. N C PARHI October 25, 2015 Reply

    It reminds us the fast vanishing values like mother’s love duty towards aged parents care and concern for their suffering etc.In short it is a tribute to human values in our family .

  4. Mary October 25, 2015 Reply


  5. Geraldine Monier June 16, 2016 Reply

    It’s a shame many people will not see this beautiful text.

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