A Letter To My Children

Dear Sweet Girls of Mine,
I am writing this to let you know that when things start to go down hill I hope that you never have to face what life has been thrown at us lately. I know that you have been hurt seeing your Nana and Grampie going through their tough times in the last couple of weeks. I hope that your children will be able to bond and come together so you do not have to go into an assisted living community that not only takes away your freedom but also your diginity. I hope you never have to take medicine that makes you sick, so sick in fact that you are not able to visit with your spouse. I hope that you are able to live your life without sickness and disease but if you do have to deal with this do it  with dignity and grace. I hope that you have learned something from all that you have seen in the past couple of weeks. As parents we do not want to see our children hurt but when you are faced with becoming the caregiver for your daddy and I, I hope that you will take the strength you have now and build on it. I have never been prouder to be your mom than I have this week. The strength you showed caring for your grandparents is amazing. The care and love you give to them I am in awe of you. Watching your Grampie going through chemo was hard for you but I did not realize how hard it was until later in the week. Staying and visiting with Nana at the Brian Center when you have funnier things to do shows your unselfish. I know sometimes I do not give you credit for all that you do and sometimes you work my last nerve. But seeing you this week, has been a real eye opener for me. I loved how you stopped the other day in the hall to stop to talk with an elderly woman and after you stopped she rewarded you with a hug and a smile. You did not have to do this but showing that little touch brightened your day as well as that lady. I hope that your children will become just like you because if that happens you will find yourself writing one of these letters to your children one day.

Your Proud Mommy

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  1. That made me a little teary! Prayers to you and your family, and kudos to your daughters and their obviously wonderful mama.

  2. What incredible blessing your daughters have in you. Your letter was an honest, touching testament to taking time to say the things that are important. Beautiful.
    Know that you are not alone. Peace, good, and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

  3. What a wonderful letter. It made me think back to when I was younger, living at home and my grandmother lived with us. She had many health issues and my parents too felt the strains of caring for an elderly parent. I remember the time I spent with my grandma, when she was sick, the help that I offered, as best as a child can. I look back on that time not as a burden, but as an opportunity to have offered some comfort, some compassion, some love to a woman who had done so much, meant so much to so many. I’m sure that your daughters will reflect back on this time in the same way. Sending many warm thoughts and encouraging prayers your way.

  4. Beautiful post! You and your family are so strong and are an inspiration to us all.

  5. You made tears well up in my eyes. Your daughters will treasure your letter to them, as well your pride for them.

  6. Your girls showed strength while dealing with really tough situations. Love you wrote this letter to help them later in life.

  7. Beautifully written. Anybody that read this letter will be proud of being a mom or would love to become one.

  8. Such a sweet letter. As a child whom spent time in nursing homes visiting elderly I didn’t know and spent time holding the hand of a beloved cancer ridden Great-Aunt, I can tell you your child will hold these days in their heart. It will make them more sensitive and compassionate to others. It is a beautiful (while heart wrenching) gift to grow in spirit with the community around them. I wouldn’t trade a minute of those times even to save myself the heartache. (((hugs)) to you and your amazing girls!

  9. I’m sorry for the hard times you are going through right now. How wonderful to have children who are so willing to help. I can feel your pride in your beautiful letter.

  10. Such a beautiful letter, so real and sincere! I hope that your girls were able to read it although they probably already know how proud you are of them and how much you love them! Children mimic their parent’s behavior and the only way they know how to treat others is by how you treat people! You must be an amazing woman of integrity and character based on the actions your children have learned from you!

  11. Lovely post! Enjoy those children, they make it all worth while. I hope things get better soon for you and yours.

  12. A beautiful letter that made me feel so bad. Dad is gone and Mom has Alzheimer, heart problems, and cancer. I could deal with even an angel couldn’t live with her. We lived with my husband’s mother 10 years and had no problems, but it wouldn’t work with Mom so she has written her own fate. I pray it doesn’t come to that. Thank you for the beautiful thoughts. Deb

  13. Sorry Grandma and Grandpa are going through tough times right now. Amazing that your kids are handling it so well! Strength to all of you!

  14. I love the idea of writing to your kids. I started journals for each of mine when they were born and wrote all the way through high school and will finish each one when they graduate college. I plan to give it to them when they become parents, along with an empty journal for them to do the same.

  15. I love letters, and I think it’s so wonderful when parents take the time to write them to their children. I have done some to my babes before they are born, and would like to do more through their growing-up years.

  16. This was a beautiful letter. I’m praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  17. Very powerful. That is really tough but sounds like you have a very close knit family. Prayers to your family.

  18. Beautiful letter. You have inspired me to try and sit down and write letters for my boys. They are not old enough to read yet but someday these little things will be sweet treasures. Thank you.

  19. Such a lovely way to share what is on your heart with your children. They will appreciate reading this in years to come… and it’s a great idea for all parents to sit and write letters to their children about what is going on …

  20. What a beautiful letter. It sounds like you have some very wonderful girls. 🙂 I am sorry to hear of your current tough times … I hope that you continue to find comfort and support in one another.

  21. So nice of you to take time to address the kids with a heartfelt message during your difficult times. It’s what they need. Support, understanding, and love.

  22. Love the letter. What a beautiful way to express your thoughts to your children. 🙂

  23. As difficult and challenging as it sounds like the past few weeks have been, it sounds like your kids are learning some wonderful lessons about compassion and caring.

  24. What a touching and beautiful letter. My grandmother is also in an assisted living community and it has been difficult for her and the family to adjust. It was so hard for her to lose her independence but after her stroke we just couldn’t care for her at home anymore.

  25. Thank you for sharing. I also have a teenage girl. I’m sure they appreciate that you shared your heart.

  26. Your letter to your children is a beautiful way to say what your are feeling and something they can treasure. My prayers go out to you and your family

  27. Oh I love this post. So sorry to hear what your family is going through. This letter is just amazing.

  28. Thank you for sharing your wonderful heartwarming letter to your children. You should print out and save for them when they go out into this world on their own!

  29. What a beautiful post, and how awesome that you and they will have this forever to look back upon. I’m sorry for the stresses in your life, but what a beautiful family you have:)

  30. Wonderful letter! Twice when my girls were growing up, one of our grandparents lived with us. I think it is good for children to see this, and promotes the feeling of family. I hope the days ahead are easy for you.

  31. What a beautiful letter. I’m sorry that you’ve had to go through all this. I know how hard tough it is it watch parents get sick. I lost my father at a young age and my father-in-law to cancer. It’s no fun at all, especially when there are young children involved. However, it’s good that you can see the beauty of how it’s touched your children and made them into such caring, responsible human beings.


  32. I am so sorry to hear about your difficulties. A very touching post!

  33. Such a beautiful post, I hope things are looking better for your family soon!

  34. What a kind and beautiful letter. I do not have any experience with dealing what it sounds like you are dealing with, but I’m still sorry your family is enduring a rough season. It sounds like you have strong girls who are blessing your family. How proud your parents must be- obviously, you are!

  35. Such a touching letter. Perhaps a scrapbook of your difficult journey will have therapeutic results for your family and maybe even other families. You could include your precious letter.

    Be blessed at this challenging time.

  36. Such a beautiful letter to obviously terrific girls. I hope things get a lot better real soon!

  37. It must be difficult to pen this letter to your girls. May God’s peace be upon your family.

  38. Beautiful letter – I hope things get easier for you. I love that even in the midst of hardship, you see the good and share it – that is a lesson itself!

  39. Aww this is amazing. I know how difficult it is to lose a love one to cancer, and I couldn’t imagine how it would effect the children since they’re unsure of what’s really going on.

    A lovely letter, thank you for allowing me to read it.

  40. It sounds like you raised some great kids to be proud of. As I am sure your parents are also proud of you.

  41. I’m so sorry for everything you’re going through! Your daughters sound amazing! Great job Mom!!

  42. What a beautiful letter! Such a great way to tell them how special they are. Keep up the good work. Hope things improve health wise with your family. God Bless.

  43. What a lovely tribute to your daughters in what sounds like a very difficult time for your family. How wise to take time to let them know how much they mean to you.

  44. Wow! I remember a friend of mine saying that one thing that was important to her was making sure her children learned how to be comfortable around older people and physically disabled. It sounds like you’ve done a great job growing compassion in your girls! I’ll have to write a letter to my children like this someday!

  45. This was so beautiful and touching. I remember the experience of my grandparents being in a nursing home – not easy to watch, especially knowing how much my Dad wanted things to be different.

  46. So very sweet and touching 🙂 I’m sure your children will cherish letters like these when they are older. I’m sorry for your difficulties right now and it’s nice you have great family to support you all. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  47. So sorry you and your family are having to deal with these difficult and sad issues. But, your letter is a precious gift to your children…they will treasure it now and in the future. We should write letters to our children for many different reasons…sharing our childhood experiences…relating to them how they were when they were babies.
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  48. Such a touching letter. Your daughters are so precious. All the best for your family.

  49. This is such a sweet letter. I’m sure your children will cherish it!!

  50. How sweet, you are truly blessed with some amazing children it sounds like. I’m very sorry for all of the hard things you are enduring right now. My thoughts and prayers go with you.

  51. Thanks for sharing something so personal with us. Blessing to you and your family in all you are going through!

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