Thursday, January 10, 2013

Mother and Daughter

Well, I was able to spend the whole day with Amy and the girls. It was a great time. It had been  a couple of weeks since I had seen the girls, and oh have I missed them. And how I wish I could do the same...spend the whole day with our little Kai, he is growing up so fast... we don't want to miss making some great memories with him too!
  I realized today, how grateful I am to have daughters. When I read this letter it made me think of my Grandmothers, my Mom and it even made me think of  me, in the advancing years. It had a sweet message and so I thought I would share it tonight.
I hope you enjoy it. And as for filling up my bucket... I really was able to do that, thanks for your patience. Still, Jeff told me tonight ( surprised me ) that he is going to take me away for 2 days on a little GET AWAY. He said I still had some more to add to my bucket. So I will not write again until Sunday! I am excited!
Good night dear friends!    
 A letter form 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 st
ory 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."
I found the photo from here:

"No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love.  It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star."  ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been."  ~Robert Brault

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