“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,

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  1. I love this. It was written not just for the baby girl but also the baby boys. I wish my two sons would read this and understand.

  2. This poem had me in tears! I couldn’t help crying. I cherish my mom, I don’t understand how some daughter’s and son’s don’t take care of their parent’s one day they will be there too and hopefully their kids will be there for them.

  3. That’s the way I wanted it between me and my daughter but instead she abandon me I left me she won’t even talk to me anymore a poem makes me cry because I miss my daughter so much that’s the worst part really love my daughter hope she’s doing good I only want the best for her I don’t want her to be unhappy or abused or hurt by any man or other thing out there people going to be cool she was taking care of me for 5 years then all the sudden she wanted her freedom and now she’s got it and I’m stuck in a wheelchair with one leg no help and no apartment of my own where I want to be the most in my own place so ladies if you have a daughter out there hold on to her tight and tell her how much you love her all the time I did my daughter and maybe you were so stay

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