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Mar 5, 2007

A Parent's Wish


To our dear child - - -


One day when you see us old, weak and weary...

Have patience and try to understand us...

If we get dirty when eating...

If we cannot dress up on our own...

Please bear with us and remember the times we spent feeding and dressing you up.

If, when we speak to you, we repeat the same things over and over again...

do not interrupt us ... listen to us.

When you were small, we had to read to you a thousand and one times the same story until you went to sleep...

When we do not want to have a shower, neither shame nor scold us...

Remember when we had to chase you with your thousand excuses to get you to shower...

When you see our ignorance on new technologies...

help us navigate our way through those worldwide webs.

We taught you how to do so many things...

to eat the right foods, to dress appropriately, to fight for your rights...

When at some moments we lose the memory or the thread of our conversation...

let us have the necessary time to remember...

and if we cannot, do not become nervous...

as the important thing is not our conversation but surely to be with you and to have you listening to us...

If ever we do not want to eat, do not force us.

We know well when to and when not to.

When our tired legs give way and do not allow us to walk without a cane

lend us your hand...the same we we did when you first tried your faltering steps.

And when someday we say to you that we do not want to live anymore...

that we want to not get angry...some day you will understand...

try to understand that our age is not lived but survived.

Some day you will realize that, despite our mistakes, we always want the best thing

for you and we tried to prepare the way for you...

You must not feel sad, angry nor ashamed for seeing us near you.

Instead, try to understand us and help us like we did when you were young.

Help us to walk...

Help us to end our way with love and dignity.

We will pay you by a smile and by the immense love we have always had for you in our heart.

We love you child.

Mom and Dad.



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Posted: Monday March 5, 2007, 5:41 pm
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