A special story for all my friends

@savypat (20246)
United States
December 24, 2008 7:43am CST
This was in my morning e-mail I don't know who wrote it but i hope it touches you as it did me. Blessings ENOUGH Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged, and the mother said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.' The daughter replied, 'Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you @#ñ enough, too, Mom.' They kissed, and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy, but she welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?' ' Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?' 'I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead , and the reality is - her next trip back will be for my funeral,' she said . 'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, "I wish you enough. " May I ask what that means?' She began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.' She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and she smiled even more. 'When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.' Then, turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory. I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.. I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to apprec@#ñ iate all that you possess. I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye. Then, she began to cry, and walked a way. They say, it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but an entire life to forget them.
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• United States
24 Dec 08
How beautiful, Pat! And I certainly wish you enough. But I wish a little extra just for a bit of a giggle -- we can never have too many, and you certainly deserve it! Joanne
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
24 Dec 08
That's enough for me. Thanks
@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Dec 08
that story bought tears to my eyes. the past shows that the mother-daughter relationship is considered the most significant of all intergenerational relationships.Women grow up and our energy is largely turned toward men, but the original love relationship is with a mother. If we as daughters don't acknowledge that, we're closing ourselves off from a great source of power and fulfillment and understanding of ourselves."
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Wat a wonderful thing to say about this story, Unfortunately I did not have that relationship with my Mom but I make sure I have it with my daughters.
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
how lucky you are to have met that person. and how lucky am i to have shared in this experience. this is spine tingling for me. i felt my hairs stand and i have to hold back my tears. i love my children so very much too, you know. and i feel that i could never come close to loving them enough.
• India
25 Dec 08
Yup, it is a nice touching story. Thanks for sharing!
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• Indonesia
24 Dec 08
Thanks for sharing this interesting story, this really touches me.
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