Parents’ Wish – To Our
On the 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 on our own…
Please bear with us and remember the times we spent
feeding you 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 the same
story a thousand and one times until you went to
When we do not want to have a shower, neither shame nor
Remember when we had to chase you with your thousand
excuses to get you to the shower?
When you see our ignorance of new technologies…
Help us navigate our way through these worldwide webs.
We had taught you how to do so many things… to eat the
right foods, to dress appropriately, to fight for your
When at some moments we lose the memory or the thread of
Let us have the necessary time to remember… and if we
cannot, do not become nervous…
As the most important thing is not our conversation, but
surely to be with you and to have you listening to us…
If ever we do not feel like eating, do not force us…
We know well when we need to and when not to eat.
When our tired legs give way and do not allow us to walk
without a cane…
Lend us your hand the same way that we did when you
tried your first faltering steps.
And when someday we say to you that we do not want to
live anymore, that we want to die…
Do not get angry. Some day you will understand.
Try to understand that our age is not just lived but
Some day you will realised that, despite our mistakes,
we always wanted the best for you.
And we tried to prepare the way for you.
You must not feel sad, angry nor ashamed for having us
Instead, try to understand us and help us like we did
when you were young.
Help us to walk…
Help us to live the rest of our life with love and
We will pay you with a smile and by the immense love we
have always had for you in our hearts.
We love you, child.
Mom and Dad
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