12.11.2012

Letter from a mother to a daughter:


I found this on the web and thought it was beautiful.  Now that my parents are getting a lot older in their years, I believe a part of my mission in life is to be there for my parents and help them as much as I can, since they've given up so much in life to give me the life that I love.  As much as I'm excited to leave UT in a few years, a part of me worries and stresses about leaving my parents here.  Jay's been such a wonderful and caring son-in-law and he's helped them so much and does it so willingly and happily, I'm so grateful for him and I know my parents are too. 

I'm the only one out of my parents' five children that live near them, and I worry who will watch over them and take care of them when I'm gone.   But I guess all I should think about now is doing as much as I can for them while I'm here now, and worry about the latter as it happens.  

I believe the love a parent has for their child is the most pure and perfect sentiment between two people.  I'm grateful for my parents who showed me what perfect love is, and I hope I'm not too far off while trying to catch up in their footsteps.  

6 comments:

  1. That was really sweet. It is good to look at that perspective. Our parents help us so much in life... there is bound to be a time when the tables will turn and they deserve every bit as much love as they gave us when we were being taken care of.

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    1. I agree! And my parents are at that time right now, so I'm glad I live close them to help. :)

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  2. Beautiful made me shed a tear or two. I happen to be the aging parent and completely understand the letter's perspective. Not so easy getting old. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! After reading this letter, I've stopped telling my mom, "You already told me that story 3 times." :) I just listen and be attentive to everything she says. I hope you have a wonderful family who supports you!

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  3. i really like this ...and it's so very true :)

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  4. Oh my...this has made me cry. It's touched my heart.
    Thank you for sharing.

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