A letter from your daughter

Something I wish I will be able to write to my parents... maybe someday...

Dear Mom and Dad,

I hope this letter comes to you in time for my birthday at the end of the month. I just wanted to take the time to tell you how much I appreciate having you as parents. I know I don't say it as often as I can, but I love you both very much. You have raised me to be an honest, sincere person, who only wishes to help everyone else out. You have given me moral support, financial support and also, lots of love with everything that I have chosen to do.

It is because of you that I am who I am today. I know we have quarrels about things, but know that I am always your daughter. I hope to be able to take care of you someday, in the ways that you have taken care of me. I want to be able to do that for you.

For all of the mistakes I have made in my life, you both stood by me. Even though you did not support some of my decisions, I plodded along, doing what I thought was right. However, I learned the hard way with some of those decisions. Still, you both did not look at me like I was vermin. You didn't say, "I told you so." You just watched me quietly as I grew up learning from those bad decisions. I never told you how your silence helped in those situations. Thank you for not nagging and screaming at me during those times.

As you both got older, I started noticing the physical changes that you probably don't want to hear. However, I noticed more wrinkles, more grey hair, and more balding in the both of you. I have also noticed that you both are taking more medications. It worries me. I don't want to see my parents growing old. I want to grow old with you. I don't want you to leave this earth anytime soon. If you go, I want to go with you. Does that make sense? Yes, maybe I am a big baby when it comes to these things, but I am afraid. In fact, I am terrified. I won't know what to do when that time comes.

Please hang on to your good health for as long as you can. Have regular check ups from the doctor and eat well. I want you to be around for your future grandchildren, if that will ever happen. Again, let me stress this to you. I love you both a lot and hope you will be around for a very very long time.

Take care.

Your loving daughter,


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KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Very sweet and touching. Your parents sound like wonderful people that have influenced you in a positive way. I hope you share this with them :)

Ghaelach 4 years ago

Morning rlaha.

A beautiful letter.

It would be nice if all parents got a letter like this, but sadly not all kids think this way and not all parents are as nice and loving as these parents where.

Take care.

LOL Ghaelach

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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi KrystalD: They are wonderful people. I just do not like seeing them growing old and having to take medications. I hope one day I have the nerve to give this letter to them. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Ghaelach: Thank you. Yes, I just need to have the courage to write them this letter. However, I don't have the nerve :(. Thanks for stopping by!

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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

This is simply "Wonderful" rliha and I was sure that I saw this beautiful daughter, in you , It makes me so proud to be able to share you sincerest feelings , As I ask the Most High to hear your prayer. Give thanks.

But I will tell you that it is these , showing of love and admiration , which I know is also your prayers.

You have made my evening , and I thank you

Wonderful rliha. This will most definitely add some years.


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Sky: Thank you so much for stopping by and reading this.

Hi The Finance Hub: Thank you so much for reading and voting on my hub! I look forward to reading your hubs!

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greatparenting 4 years ago from philadelphia, pa and corolla, nc

Love this letter. I see you are studying Nutrition. Maybe you can help your parents by sharing what you're learning so that they can live longer!

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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Thank you greatparenting! My parents are physicans themselves (retired) and think they know everything on health. So I just sit back and watch as they take their medications and have annoying side effects. Thanks for stopping by!

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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

What a lovely letter and so touching! Voted Up.

Take care, my friend. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Kamalesh050.

Thank you and thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

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