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mother's day

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I found and posted this letter a couple of years ago and thought it was worth a repeat for Mother's Day. I am not sure of the source.

"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 ocasionally 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." 

So Happy Mother's Day to my mom,

and to all of you other beautiful, wonderful awesome moms. I hope your day is amazing.



  1. Replies
    1. I need it sometimes when I am feeling a bit impatient with my mom.

  2. Laura, wishing you and your Mom and happy Mother's Day!

  3. I love your mother's smile. Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom!

  4. She does have a great smile. Happy Mother's Day to you too, Barb.

  5. What an amazing letter--it really gives an important perspective. It's so easy to be impatient with my mom but remembering this letter will make me stop and think . . .

  6. I enjoyed this post, Laura. Our mothers are so special. No one can ever replace them. Never, ever.

    And once they are gone from this earth, the loss is profoundly deep and impossible to fill. Susan


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