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 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."
- unknownI added the following on August 7, 2013:
I remember when my grandmother really started losing her memory and one of her daughters would argue with her and continually correct her. I thought "What does it matter? Let her tell her stories and just enjoy her memories (whether they are accurate or not)."
Numerous times she called me by the wrong name and I just acknowledged her, gave her a hug and kiss and went on with the conversation. Sometimes she would say "Oh, you aren't Larry, your Than! I am getting old," and I would say "That is alright Grandmother." At times my name changed throughout the visit and it didn't hurt me one bit to go along.
I understand it was much harder on her kids and I do not look forward to dealing with it myself, but it is part of life and my parents have done so much for me.___________________________________________________________
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