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. 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.”

– Unknown,

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  1. I miss my mom sooo much & wish I had told her more often how much I really love her ! I now realise the sacrifices she had made for us, the strong pillar she was & above all a real good human being who set an example of how one should live life ! Hat’s off to her !

  2. I hope one day my 32 year old daughter appreciates me and treats me with respect. I am 55 years old with lots of life and plenty of energy yet my daughter has little patience with me because I no longer go as fast as I used to, don’t do things as quickly as she thinks I should, and sometimes I may say something she has heard before yet she reminds me in a harsh, condescending manner that she heard the message before. I feel she bullies me and as I get older, she becomes more hurtful in her words and actions. So I hope one day she reads this note above and realizes that all I ever have done is love her without judgment and to be treated kindly like she used to treat me.

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