Dear Son, dear Daughter,
The day you find that I have become very old, try to have same patience with me and try to understand me.
If I get dirty while eating...If I have some difficulty dressing...be patient! Remember the hours that I spent teaching you those things when you were small.
If I repeat the same thing dozens of time, do not interupt me! Listen to me!
When you were small, you kept asking me to read the same story, evening after evening, until you feel asleep. And I did it happily.
If I do not wash myself so often under the shower, do not reprimand and do not tell me that it is a shame. Remember how many excuses I had to invent to make you take a bath when you were small.
I taught you so many things..to eat well...to dress well..to behave well...how to confront the problems of the life.
If I sometimes lose memory or am not able to follow a conversation, give me the necessary time to recollect and if I do not get there, do not become nervous and arrogant person because the most important thing for me is to be with you and to be able to speak to you.
If I refuse to eat, do not force me! I know very well when I am hungry and when I am not hungry.
When my poor legs will not allow me to move as before, help me in the same way as when I held your hands to teach you take your first steps.
And when one day I shall say to you that I do not want to live anymore...that I want to die, do not get angry because one day you will understands.
Try to understand that certain age, we do not really live anymore. we simply survive.
One day, you will understand that in spite of all my errors, I always wanted what is best for you.
You do not have to feel sad, unfortunate or incompetent infront of my old age and of my state. You have to stay near me, try to understand what I live for.
Help me walk, help me to end my life with love and patience. The only thing that I need from you is a smile and a lot of love.
I love you my son, my daughter...
Your Dad, Your Mom
(Honeybzz says - I don't know who is the author of this letter..it comes in a form of slide which I received from my mails. I find it very touching, and would like to share with all of you)