A Letter From A Mother to a Daughter

A Mother and Daughter Photo Credit: Unknown
A Mother and Daughter
Photo Credit: Unknown

The following letter was written by a mother to her daughter. Simply put…it is beautiful reminder of a mother / daughter (or son) relationship.

“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.”

4 Comments on “A Letter From A Mother to a Daughter

  1. Very nice blog. Motherhood is an act of creation and an enduring verity that is everlasting. Our mothers launch us into this world, and they are our true spiritual and biological link on this earth for all eternity. The genetic blueprint we inherit from them mimics the physiological and psychological characteristics shared by our ancestors for survival over the millennia. Our relationship is much more unique and complex than simply biological. The essence of the life force that sustains and connects mother and daughter is esoteric, intuitive, spiritual, and much greater than the sum of its parts.

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  2. Well said. Most mothers and daughters have a very special bond. It’s not easy for mom to get old. She is frustrated, and, of course, her daughter is also. Daughters think their moms will always be there for them, and can’t understand when things change.

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