|The day that you see me old and I am already not, have patience
and try to understand me
|If I get dirty when eating if I can not dress have patience. Remember the hours I spent teaching it to you.|
If, when I speak to you, I repeat the same things thousand and one times do not interrupt me listen to me.
When you were small, I had to read to you thousand and one times the same story until you get to sleep
|When I do not want to have a shower, neither shame me nor scold
Remember when I had to chase you with thousand excuses I invented,
in order that you wanted to bath
|When you see my ignorance on new technologies give me the necessary time and not look at me with your mocking smile|
|I taught you how to do so many things
to eat good, to dress
to confront life
|When at some moment I lose the memory or the thread of our conversation
let me have the necessary time to remember
and if I cannot do
it, do not become nervous
as the most important thing is not
my conversation but surely to be with you and to have you listening
|If ever I do not want to eat, do not force me. I know well when
I need to and when not.
|When my tired legs do not allow me walk...|
give me your hand
the same way I did when you gave
your first steps.
|And when someday I say to you that I do not want to live any more that I want to die do not get angry some day you will understand|
|Try to understand that my age is not lived but survived.
|Some day you will discover that, despite my mistakes, I always wanted
the best thing for you and that I tried to prepare the way for you..
|You must not feel sad, angry or impotent for seeing me near you.
You must be next to me, try to understand me and to help me as I did
it when you started living.
Help me to walk help me to end my way with love and patience. I will pay you by a smile and by the immense love I have had always for you.
|I love you son