10 Desember 2010

A Letter From Mom and Dad

my child,
when i get old, i hope you understand and have patience with me
in case i break a plate, or spill soup on the table because im loosing my eye sight,
i hope you don't yell at me
older people are sensitive, always having selfpity when you yell
when my hearing gets worse and ican'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 how to walk

please bear with me
when i keep repeating my self, 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 you wanted a baloon?
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 all by my self all the time and have no one to talk to
i know you're busy with work
even if you're not interested in 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 ill and bedridden,
i hope you have the patience to take care of me

I'M SORRY, if i accidentally 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 strength to face death

and don't worry...
when i finally meet our Creator,
i will whisper in His ear to bless you
because you loved your MOM and DAD
thank you so much for your care

with much love,
mom and dad

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