I strongly believe that this post has been read by millions of readers in the internet. But I think it is still worth to us to read it again. This is a depiction of how great the parents’ love to their children and it is a reminder to us to always honor and love our parents. Few days ago my Mom gave me a big picture with the title “A letter from Mom and Dad.” It picture contained with these beautiful words and makes my tears dropped. Mom and Dad, thank you for this beautiful reminder. I really love you so much.
My dear child,
When I grow old, I hope you understand and have patience with me. In case, I break a plate, or spill soup on the table because I’m losing my eye sight. I hope you don’t yell at me. Older people are sensitive, always having self-pity when you yell.
When my hearing gets worse and I can’t hear what you’re saying. I hope you don’t call me, “Deaf.” Please repeat what you said, or write it down. I’m sorry, my child. I’m getting older.
When my knees get weaker, I hope you have the patience to help me get up. Like how I used to help you while you were little, learning to walk. Please bear with me.
When I keep repeating myself like a broken record, I hope you just keep listening to me. Please don’t make fun of me or get sick of listening to me. Do you remember when you were little and wanted a balloon? You repeated yourself over and over, until you got what you wanted.
Please also pardon my smell. I smell like an old person. Please don’t force me to shower. My body is weak. Old people get sick easily when they’re cold. I hope I don’t gross you out.
Do you remember when you were little? I used to chase you around because you didn’t want to shower.
I hope you can be patient with me, when I’m always cranky. It’s all part of getting old.
You’ll understand when you’re older and if you have spare time, I hope we can talk, even for a few minutes. I’m always by myself all the time, and have no one to talk to. I know you’re busy with work. Even if you’re not interested with my stories, please have time for me. Do you remember when you were little? I used to listen to your stories about your teddy bear.
When the time comes and I get bedridden, I hope you have the patience to take care of me.
I’m sorry. If I wet the bed or make a mess. I hope you have the patience to take care of me during the last few moments of my life. I’m not going to last much longer, anyway when the time of my death comes, “I hope you hold my hand and give me the strength to face death and don’t worry.
When I finally meet our God in the heaven ………………..I’ll whisper in His ear ………………….. “Please bless my child”. because you loved your mom and dad.
Thank you so much for your We love you… With much love
Mom & Dad
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Ephesians 6:1-3
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Beautiful post! Sent to my Twitter 😄 Thanks for sharing and God bless you!!
You are welcome 🙂 thank you for sent to your twitter. Blessings.
You are welcome 😄 Thank you!!
Ok Karina. Tears. But good tears and a wonderful reminder about honoring our parents. I take my mom grocery shopping each week because she can no longer drive due to poor vision. This week, she kept apologizing for me ‘having’ to take her. I reminded her how that when I was little she had to take care of me, and then she smiled. She is a blessing.
Amen! Our parents is a wonderful blessing from God to us, sis. Thank you for your sharing. It will becomes my reminder as well. Blessing on your beautiful morning, sis.
Beautifullllll! I wonder how many kids really understand. All I can say one day they will be old themselves and maybe then they will understand, but it will be too late. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for this beautiful post..
You are welcome 🙂 it makes my tears dropped too. Thank you for your lovely comment. Blessings.
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Karina, I want to reblog your beautiful post.
I have been read this letter several months ago. but forgotten the details. Now, when i am reading again, my heart like scratched. I often leave my mom alone. Thus although is not my intention, because I have to go to the office, sometimes until night. To be honest, sometimes I feel annoyed when my mom is calling me at the wrong time (busy time), just to talk about things that I think aren’t important. This letter made me ponder again about my attitude. I am thankful that all is not too late.
Thanks for reminding. If I could press the “like” button a few times, I would definitely do it.
Blessed you my dear Karina and your mom and dad.
I am glad and so blessed if this post will reminds all of us who some time not pay attention to our parents. Thank you sis.
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To my Children
Beautiful, thanks for sharing ❤
You are welcome 🙂 Blessing on your day.
This was so beautiful and heart warming thanks for sharing it:)
This was so beautiful and heart warming! thanks so much for sharing it 🙂
You are welcome 🙂 Blessing to you.
For those who still have parents, especially aging parents, BE KIND AND PATIENT WITH THEM. For many of us who are orphaned now, we would be kinder and more patient, spend more time with them as they aged and became frail- if we could have our parents back even if for a short while. I would be a better daughter. . .
Amen! You are welcome 🙂 Blessings.
Sis, what a wonderful reminder. Thank you for sharing!
You are welcome 🙂 Blessings.
T_T… gonna do my best when times comes they cannot work already I could support them… 😉 I’ve read this so many many times yet it seems I’ve read this it feels the first time….^^
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It is a wonderful post. We all need a reminder that our parents are a great blessing from God and we need to honor them for all they have done for us. Thanks so much for sharing it. Lord bless you my friend.
Hi brother Rob
You are welcome. Thank you for your reading and commenting my post. Yes you absolutely right we have to always to honor our parents 🙂 thank you,Rob. Blessings to you.
And you honor your God by honoring your parents! Good for you, Karina!!
Thank you, brother. Have a good day and happy independence day 🙂
Thank you so much. We have a big family get together planned for later today! So we will be very busy with the grandkids and a bunch of hot dogs and fireworks…
Wow!! Hot dogs and fireworks, that’s cool!! Have a wonderful time with the big family, brother!
Thank you 🙂 God bless
Those of us who live long enough to reach old age will all have to cope w/ infirmity. This is a gentle reminder of that fact. Your posts are always gentle and encouraging, Karina. ❤
Thank you very much for your compliment. I really appreciate it. God Bless and have a wonderful new week.