A Letter From A Mother To A Daughter
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A Letter From A Mother To A Daughter

This letter from a mother to a daughter truly has been a blessing for me.

As many of y’all may know, my 82 year old Mom moved in with us. There have been many happy times, however, there have also been many trying times lately. These past two weeks have been especially hard with a lot of hurt feelings and not talking.

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Last night, after trying to have a conversation again about the things that were taking place and trying to straighten out the misunderstandings, I was exhausted and found myself crying yet again while wondering how to make this all work. Suddenly, I found myself reading the poem below. I’m not exactly sure where or even how I found it and I definitely have no idea who originally wrote it. All I can say for sure is that this must have been given to me by God as he watched the struggle I was going through.

After reading this about 10 or more times, I again found myself crying… but this time, the tears were different. They weren’t from anger or frustration, they were from the understanding of where my Mom might be coming from and from the love and peace that I felt.

I know that there will still be days where things are not great, but now I have a tool to help me see a bit clearer and a reminder to be a bit softer.

Perhaps there will come a day that my own daughters will find themselves where I am now, perhaps this letter may help them with some struggles that they are having with me. I hope it will help them to reflect and look inside of themselves to find peace and compassion as it has with me.

I love you Mom!!!

*Just an update, my Mom has moved back to New York. I miss her very much, but she decided this was best for her.

A Letter From A Mother To A Daughter

A Letter From A Mother To A Daughter:

“My dear girl, the day you see me 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 just said the same thing a few minutes ago”… Just listen, please.
Try to remember the times when you were a little girl
and I would repeat the same story night after night until you fell 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 little 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 to do many things
like eating appropriately, combing your hair, getting dressed
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 are 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
is for me 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 that I have always had for you,
I just wanted to say… I love you my darling daughter.”


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