- Family and Parenting
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.
Your loving daughter,