Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mothers & Daughters

My Daughter
Age 3
1979
After writing about family connections, I found this in an email from my daughter the next day:
Reading your post, it made me stop and think for a minute. I know you've always worried that you weren't connected to me & J as much as some mothers are. You've said in the past that you've always wondered if you gave us enough affection and that sort of thing, especially when we were kids. I don't know how else to say it, but to say that you gave us enough. See, it's not so much about physical affection as it is mental and emotional. Even if you weren't the most demonstrative mother when it came to hugs and kisses, you were always more that adequate when it came to...well, to being there.

I've always known that I could come to you. Talk to you about what's bothering me. Unburden myself on your shoulders and know that, not only would it not go anywhere, but that you'd have something to give, be it a piece of advice or just a pat on the hand (so to speak). To this day, I know I can do this. I don't think you understand just what a wonderful mother you are.
Thank you, Daughter.

Love,
Mom

9 comments:

Donna said...

Awww. How does that make you feel?

Bridget Locke said...

You're very welcome, Mom. :)

Judy said...

Awwww.

What a wonderful daughter you have.

Lynda said...

What a wonderful message for any mom to get from their daughter - beautiful!

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4evergapeach said...

What a beautiful act of love. And to express it in written words, the same way you have been expressing yourself. It's time's like this we mom's can think to ourselves "I must have done something right".

Vera said...

How sweet. :)

Paula and Skip said...

W@hat a wonderful mother and daughter. I wish with all m y heart I could say something like this to my mother.

Danielle Says Hello said...

Sniff, sniff...we are so blessed that God gave us daughters so we could be the kind of moms we wish we had.