I’d prefer you remember that each of you was loved and wanted before you were even born and not try to figure out who “my favorite” is. (I love each of you immensely!)
I’d prefer you remember that I married the man who made me feel the best about myself and not remember that I kissed lips that weren’t yours ( Your lips always were the softest and the sweetest)
I prefer you remember the long summer days playing cards, the bike rides to play tennis, “camping out” together in the porch, endless hours “hopelessly devoted” to each other and not anytime I may have ditched you, lied to you, or done some other teenage mean girl thing. (and I’m sorry for all the off-key singing!)
I prefer you remember that I allowed you to spend half your summer days in the sandbox or the sprinkler and not that our kitchen linoleum got ruined. (always wanted that wood floor anyway!)
I prefer you to remember that your friends were welcome in our house and not that I didn’t spend enough time teaching you how to “keep up a house”. (all the cleaning ladies in the world will rejoice that you need them so badly!)
I prefer you remember that I love to travel and not feel like I was unhappy at home.
I prefer that you understand that my relationships with all sorts of people were always more important than decorating/cleaning the house.
I prefer that you understand that I just want to cuddle and spoil those little mutts and not that I had to drop out of obedience class because I was “too soft”.
I prefer you remember that I love to bake from scratch rather than use a boxed mix, that I’d rather cook a yummy meal without anything coming from a package, and not that I often left the dishes until the next morning.
I’d prefer you remember that I really care what you have to say and not that I asked you the same question three times in an hour. (oops, a good song must have come on the radio!)
I’d prefer you remember that I’m a woman full of faith and hope and not that I sometimes miss mass or disagree with the Catholic church’s teachings.
Mostly, I’d prefer you just remember….