Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thank you Mama

Wedding Rehearsal

Dear Lani,



"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.










2013 VC Fair



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.










Mohawk time






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?












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.











Garden Time



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.





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.




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.

2 comments:

Bren Kirksey said...

tears in my eyes...so hard to lose Mom..I know..hugs and much love..this post covers it all <3

Cathy said...

What a beautiful post! I have tears in my eyes. My mother lives with me too and I am helping her as she grows older. It is not an easy thing to do. What a beautiful way to look at it. Thank you for this post... :)

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