posted by wisdomeye on http://www.sgforums.com/forums/1728/topics/396278
(from a blog)
◆When I turn old, I am not the original me: Please understand me and have patience with me.
◆When I drip gravy all over my clothes, when I forget to tie my shoelaces:
Please remember how I taught you what not to do, and how to do many things by hand.
◆When I repeatedly tell you things that you’re tired of hearing: please be patient and listen to me. Please don’t interrupt me. When you were young, I told you the same story over and over again until you were sound asleep.
◆When I need you to help me bathe: Please don’t scold me. Do you still remember how when you were small I had to coax you to have a bath?
◆When I don’t understand new technology: Please don’t laugh at me or mock me.
Please think how I used to be so patient with you to answer your every “why.”
◆When my two legs are tired and I cannot walk anymore: Please stretch out your powerful hands to lend me a hand, just like when you were a baby learning to walk I held both your hands.
◆When I suddenly forget what subject we are discussing: Please give me a little time to recollect. Actually, it does not matter what we are talk about; as long as you are by my side, I am so contented and happy already.
◆When you see the old me, please don’t be sad: Please understand me and support me, just like how I was with you when you were young and were just learning to face life.
At the beginning, I guided you to the path of life. Now I ask you to keep me company to finish this last leg of my life. Give me your love and patience, I will give you a grateful smile, and crystallized in this smile is my endless love for you.