Saturday, November 22, 2014


     Letter from Parents        
person writing a letter
A letter
From Mom and Dad
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…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
I’m losing my eyesight,
I hope you don’t yell at me.
Older people are sensitive,
…always having selfpity when you yell
When my hearing gets worse
And I can’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 geting 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,
get sick of listening to me
Do you remember when you were little
And you wanted a balloon?
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
It’s all part of getting old.
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.
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 the strength to face death
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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.
We love you.
With much love,
Mom and Dad


Daniel Doan*Paula Le* Kimmy Nguyen