Mother's last letter to daughter before she died brings comfort to strangers

Advice Peggy asked Hannah to be'patient with dad' explaining'This is going to be hard on him and he will need time

Since Hannah Summers tweeted the photo of her mother's letter on Wednesday, the post has received almost 2,000 comments and more than 276,000 likes on the social media platform.

- A woman from New Haven, Indiana, shared an emotional letter left to her by her mother before she died, containing some poignant advice that moved her to remind readers to "hug your parents" while you still can.

Peggy wrote each of her children a personalized letter before she died.

"Hannah, if you are reading this then the surgery did not go well", the letter began.

"I'm sorry, I tried my best to beat this awful disease but I guess God has other things for me to do", the letter begins. "Please don't be mad, bad things happen in life and we have to learn to deal with it no matter how much it hurts". Peggy Summers, who was diagnosed with cancer last July, was 55.

Hannah said her family have truly appreciated all the kind messages.

Peggy Summers, who was a special education teacher's aide before she passed away, signed her typed letter with the word "mom" written in her own handwriting.

Peggy left Hannah with some motherly advice, reminding her daughter to use her 'common sense about things like not going anywhere by yourself and having an emergency kit in your auto in the winter'.

"Remember that I am still with you and still just as proud of you as I always have been".

"It's been incredible to see how many people her words have touched all over the world", she said. "She wasn't thinking about herself when she wrote them, she was thinking about us".

Hannah initially was against sharing the letter on Twitter. "She was already really anxious about me".

Hannah and Peggy made sure to cherish the time they had together after she was diagnosed in June 2016 with Stage IV kidney cancer.

Peggy also had a simple request for her daughter in the future. "Hug them love them while they are here".

The selflessness shown in her letter was the way Peggy had always lived her life. "She would give rides to students who didn't have cars, and donate furniture and books to students who didn't have a very good home life".

"Even though it was so hard, it also brought me a lot of comfort".

Peggy ended her letter to Hannah with some final advice. 'Enjoy life and live each day as if it is your last because none of us know if today will be the last. And most of all remember that I Love You more than you will ever know!'



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