TBD on Ning


"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’mgoing 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."

- Unknown

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Oh that is so very beautiful.  Thanks so much for sharing.

You are such a gifted Writer. I give my thanks as well.

N2Jazz I did not write it 

at the end it says 

- Unknown

I think the words could be turned around a little along with a photo of two men and be called 


it all boils down to the fact that

someone took care of you when you were young

and now it would be nice  for you to care for them when they are old

long time ago the elderly stayed at their adult  child's home

or an adult child and his/her family moved into the parents home

the elders were honored  and not stored away into a nursing home

the old saying what goes around comes around will go full circle

i didn't have to experience this with my mother, and i hope to avoid it with my children, but they'll either cope or not, if it comes to that....

I also was lucky with my Ma ....she lived with us into her late 90's and was quite alert and mobile




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