Letter from a Mother to a Daughter

10:48:00 AM

Some of you may already read this little article that has been floating around facebook but I just want to share it for those who hasn't. I was at work when I read it and it was not a smart idea. I was bawling like a baby but luckily no one was around.

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 occasionaly 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. "



Happy Mother's Day to my mom who would not buy anything nice for herself but would give everything to her children. The wrinkles around her face shows all the hardships and sacrifices she went through to get us where we are today. I will teach my daughter to grow up to be respectful and considerate the way she taught us.

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, new mothers or future mothers!

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  1. Love, love, love this post!

    xoxo

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  2. What a sweet letter. I hope you have a great mother's day weekend!

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  3. I will keep this in mind as my parents are aging Yvonne. It is just sad that some people dont think about these facts of life and treat their parents horribly. They do so much for us more than we can imagine. Now that i am a mom I often think about what hardships my parents went through with me...those sleepless nights...sick days...fears and worries they had when i was young and now i am not young they are still worried. Thanks for sharing this.

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  4. what a super sweet post!! i def have tears in my eyes!! soo happy to celebrate my first mother's day!!

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  5. Yvonne, I can't even get past the first few sentences without tearing up. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

    Christine
    dela chic

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  6. This was very sweet Yvonne. Even on mother's day, my mom wouldn't want my brother and I to pamper her with anything because she would rather have us save the money for ourselves. I hope you and all other mom's have a sweet and wonderful Mother's Day! <3

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  7. This post was very sweet. Thank you for sharing this. Happy Mother's Day!

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  8. aww this is such a sweet post! I feel so warm and fuzzy now. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's day. Your blog is so cute =)

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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  9. Happy Mother's Day!! Love the photos of you with Kaylee - so sweet and precious!

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  10. I've read the text quite a few years back and also in Chinese. It is really touching but what touched me in the post are your photos and your own note at the end.

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  11. yvonne, this is absolutely beautiful. well-written and a touching letter.

    i saw these pics on instagram. gorgeous pics of you and kaylee. :)

    hope you had a nice mom's day!

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  12. This is such a sweet post! Ive read this before but everytime i read it, I tear up! Happy Mothers Day!

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  13. That's so sweet. I hadn't read it before so thank you for sharing. I hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day, Yvonne. Cheers to many more!

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  14. What a sweet sweet letter. I love all the parallels you drew -- like don't get mad when I repeat b/c I used to read your fav book like 18 times. WONDERFUL!

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