From a Mother to a Daughter

5.14.2017

I found this on pinterest and as many of you know we've been going through the struggles lately with my aging mom. She fractured her pelvis seven weeks ago, but has had many other issues than that and is in another physical rehab center. I know many of my readers are dealing with or have dealt with aging parents and I just loved this letter below from a mother to a daughter.




 Wishing every mom out there a very Happy Mother's Day.


29 comments:

  1. Tears as I read this and get ready to go visit my Mom who has Alzheimer's and doesn't know me any more.
    Happy Mother's Day Kim and thank you for the reminder of what really matters in life.

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    1. Cheryl, Alzheimers is a horrible disease. I like to believe that somewhere in the mind of those who suffer they still know you but don't express it. Happy Mothers day to you.

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    2. Thank you Elizabeth, you are very sweet. Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  2. A beautiful Mother's Day tribute....

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  3. That's beautiful! My mom is 94 and this is how it is with her these days. It's very tough but everyone does their best to enjoy what they can with her. Healing prayers for your mom and best wishes for a nice Mother's Day to you.

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  4. I have this printed out, my mom is 70 and does not have any issues or problems but my mother-in-law is 90 and she is starting to have a few issues although she is blessed to be able to live at home. This is a wonderful reminder to all.

    Your mom is blessed o have you to love her and and to care for her.

    Happy Mothers day.

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  5. Thank you Kim for this beautiful tribute. I lost my mother in law of 30 years two weeks ago so the words to this letter read so true. I want to wish my sister in law who was such a devoted and loving caregiver to my mother in law in her last years a Happy Mothers Day.

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  6. Oh gosh Kim my heart goes out to you. My mother died last year having never recovered from a broken hip and heart failure. It is so tough. Your mom must be a trouper. Have a lovely mothers day.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing these words. My mum is 93, still lives on her own although she struggles very much with her mobility. All her facilities are good although, as can be expected with her age she has started to forget, albeit small things. It can be easy to forget just how old our parents are and we can feel frustrated at times. What you have shared can help as a reminder of what ageing can do. I'm wiping my eyes now and going to give mum a call. Take care.

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  8. Oh Kim...I know exactly what you are going through. I lost my mom this past January, she had many difficulties. Beautiful letter...and so, so true. Happy Mother's Day to you. ;)

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  9. So touching...made me cry! Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom!

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  10. So very important to keep this in mind (and heart). I always think, we will all be in a similar boat if we live that long. Blessings to your mom and to you, Kim.

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  11. I know you have a good heart but my mother, who died not very long ago at age 90 (and who is looking at me now on the wallpaper on the side of my screen), would have been at odds with this. She would never have acknowledged that she was slower or less able. She HATED that she couldn't do things as quickly or efficiently or neatly as before. She had all her marbles, and saw that she wasn't keeping up the way she used to--but she refused to admit that to her kids. Once when I called, she informed me that "oh, I'm just surfing the Internet." She did genealogy research and more. She had quickly figured out her computer. She was in a writing club. Her intellect hadn't declined. What annoyed her were the physical things--pain, not being able to keep balance, to lift things, to move things. And she wouldn't admit to any need for help.
    I still can't believe she's gone, especially seeing her there, on my screen. She was in excellent health but died three weeks after my dad, to whom she had been married for nearly 60 years.

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  12. I'm crying after I read this. I lost my Mom last August & this is my first Mother's Day without her. I know she wouldn't want me to be crying, but there is nothing stronger than a Mother/Daughter relationship in our older years. God bless our Mothers!!

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  13. Thank you for sharing this Kim. As you know, we lost my dear MIL in March. And, my own mother is dealing with mental illness (her mother had Alzheimers as well). Sometimes we do need to stop and reflect on what we still have, not what's missing.

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  14. Happy Mother's Day!!!...Hope you had a wonderful one!...I am saving this as this could be written to a son too!!! When my mom repeats something I try and remember to act as though it it the first time I heard it...letting them know that they are being "forgetful" is so hard on them...we shall all learn from this "letter".....

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  15. Thank you Kim for sharing and prayers for you Mom! My Mom has been gone ten years and there is never a day that I don't think of her and miss her.

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  16. That is a very touching post, Kim. I have read that before but it is good to read it again. I know there is a lot of heartache for many on Mother's Day and dealing with an aging mom makes it even harder. God bless your mom and you as you deal with everything that comes along with being her daughter. xo Diana

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  17. Kim this was a wonderful post and I thank you. I will be 82 years old this July and I can appreciate everything that was said in this post.

    I still live alone, drive, cook, working in garden. I realize that things are getting hard for me.

    But always remember that we do love our children very much. I pray that your mother will get well and live a good long healthy life. Hope that your doing better.

    Happy Mothers Day.

    Mary

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  18. Happy Mother's Day Kim! I love this very sweet and touching post. It's so true! Oh I miss my mother! She's been gone 7 years now. It took a lot of patience because she had Alzheimer's disease. Getting old sure isn't for the faint of heart. Hope you enjoyed a nice day today!

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  19. This hit home as I just brought my Mom home from rehab to live with me. She is 97 and it has been a challenge but I want to keep her with me as long as I can. Prayers and blessings to you and your Mom.

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  20. Beautifully said! Happy Mother's Day, Kim.

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  21. This is beautiful, Kim! Many of us have dealt with aging parents, and it isn't easy or even remotely funny; but sometimes the ability to be patient and laugh at how the tables have turned, is the only way to get through it. This letter says it all so well. Your mom has been in my prayers since you first mentioned she was in the hospital, and she will continue to be in my prayers.

    Warm hugs,
    Carol

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  22. This is a beautiful text and I'm going to translate it for my mother who has such a hard time seeing her own mother getting older. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. I pray that your mother is improving and that the Lord gives you patience and strength to deal with her. Things won't weigh so heavily as you (literally) get back on your feet and that will happen.

    I cried while reading your post! My own mother and my MIL have both been gone twelve years - they passed one month from each other - to the day, and I still think of them daily.
    Best to you and hope your Mother's Day was enjoyable!

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  24. Thank you for sharing this and I'll keep you and your mom in my prayers.

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