A Letter from Mother to Daughter

I found this on someone’s Pinterest page and it brought tears to my eyes. I am not sure if it was the photo or the letter itself:

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…..

It made me think of my mom and my grandma. It made me think of all the times I was not patient with them. The times a few years ago when my grandma would call me at 4 a.m. confused and ask why I had not come over yet. Even though I was on the West Coast and she lived in the Midwest. I would talk to her and get her calmed down and she would call me back an hour later confused again.

I am sharing it with you today, in hopes that you will be patient with your mom or dad, grandma or grandpa. That you will listen and understand when they repeat themselves. That you will love them anyway. And, for those of you with little ones, that you will read the story again, and again, and again.

7 thoughts on “A Letter from Mother to Daughter

  1. I have read this letter over and over, and each time–with each sentence–with each phrase I think about my situation with my daughter–she is a RN and is 30 years of age. In August of 2011, she informed me in harsh, terrible words and in an email, that she no longer considered me her Mother and to please not consider her as my daughter. I won’t go into anymore, but there was much, much more. I have gone by her wishes and not try to contact her. She cut off all FB, albums, pictures so I could not communicate in any way. Just try to imagine this, how you would feel at the time and even after 15 months the hurt DOES NOT GO AWAY

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    • Oh Dianna, my heart goes out to you. I have been in a similar situation as the daughter, and while I do not know what the future brings, I do know that if you continue to love your daughter from afar she can be blessed by that love. There were times when I was in high school and college when I was not in contact with my father. You can continue to love her regardless of how she treats you, and know that she is being taken care of too. Big hugs to you 🙂

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