Day 118 Question 118:
What makes your mom so special?
Today is Mother’s Day! I didn’t want to go on a long rant on here because I want everyone that possibly can to spend the day with their mom’s or their children or those that they love. I am so beyond lucky to have the mother that I do. My mother is this incredible woman that has more love to give than anyone I know. I have never met a kinder person that has such goodness in every part of her being. I always have shied away from confrontation and it was my mother that has taught me that arguing and fighting are never going to solve anything. I am who I am to this very day because of her. I wanted to share a story I found online pertaining to the relationship between mother and daughter. I hope so many of you are able to enjoy this day with your mother and if not I hope you have loved ones close by to spend time with or at least talk to on the phone. Have the most wonderful day! If you have time I would love to hear stories about your mothers….why she is special. I think this essay could hit home for a lot of people…I know it surely reminded me of me and my mom :0)
The Found Essay: 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. 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.”
A special picture of MY MOM and I :0)