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4-美文好心情:Prayer for My Mother為我的母親祈禱

 

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Dear God, Now that I am no longer young, I have friends whose mothers have passed away. I have heard these sons and daughters say they never fully appreciated their mothers until it was too late to tell them. I am blessed with the dear mother who is still alive.I appreciate her more each day.My mother does not change, but I do.As I grow older and wiser, I realize what an extraordinary person she is.How sad that I am unable to speak these words in her presence, but they floweasily from my pen.How does a daughter begin to thank her mother for life itself? For the love,patience and just plain hard work that go into raising a child?For running after a toddler, for understanding a moody teenager , for tolerating a college student who knows everything? For waiting for the day when a daughter realizes her mother really is?

 

How does a grown woman thank for a mother for continuing to be a mother? For being ready with advice(when asked)or remaining silent when it is most appreciated? For not saying:"I told you so", when she could have uttered these words dozens of times?For being essentially herself——loving, thoughtful, patient, and forgiving?

 

I don't know how, dear God,except to bless her as richly as she deserves and to help me live up to the example she has set. I pray that I will look as good in the eyes of my children as my mother looks in mine.

                                                    A daughter

 

親愛的上帝:如今我已不再年輕,一些朋友的母親已經去世了。我曾聽這些子女們說過,他們從沒有向母親充分表示過他們的感激之情,而待到要告訴時為時已晚了。

 

幸運的是,我親愛的母親依然健在。我對她的感情與日俱增。母親沒有變,而我卻變了。隨著年歲的增長,我越來越懂事了,我認識到她是個非常了不起的人。這些話在她面前我難以啟齒,但在筆下卻可以輕易地寫出來,這令我感到多麼難過。一個女兒該怎樣開口感謝她的母親所給予的生命?感謝她在撫養孩子時所付出的愛、耐心以及無私的辛勤勞動?感謝她跟在蹣跚學步的孩子身後奔跑,對情緒不定的少女的理解,以及對一個自以為是的大學生的寬容?感謝她等待女兒認識到她真是一位好母親的這一天?

 

一個成年女子該怎樣感謝母親依然如故的角色?感謝在被問到時她會及時提供良言,而在不需要時她會保持沉默?感謝她沒有說:“我告訴過你,”而她本來可以說上許多次?感謝她始終不變的愛心、體貼周到、耐心與寬容厚道?

 

我不知道該怎樣來表達,親愛的上帝,除了請求你好好地保佑她——那是她該得到的——並幫助我朝她做出的榜樣看齊。我祈願在孩子的眼裡我會如同母親在我眼裡一般好。

 

                                                      一個女兒


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