Saturday, 4 October 2014

An open letter to my father on his birthday

Today on your birthday, I take this opportunity to write a letter to you and express how much I truly love you although i may not be able to express all of my  emotions into words.

You have always narrated me the stories of how you and mom used to sit at the extreme corners of the bed while teaching me  to walk.

 Maybe that is when I should start the journey with? or maybe the photograph that is currently flashing before my eyes of you and I on the hospital bed just when I was born, where you look handsome as always and I look like a deformed potato.

It has almost been 19 years since I have known you. A father is said to be the first man in a daughters life, the first man to show her what love is. He is her superhero, her king. He makes a huge impact on her daughters life and i'm thankful that you made a positive one on mine.

Image courtesy: Pascal Campion
From teaching me how to walk, to teaching me how to deal with life, you have always taught me how to stand on my feet. You not only protected me but also taught me how to defend myself when you're not around although I'm still in my learning process. I fail to imagine a life without you. This is something no matter how much I mature, won't change.

You have always been there whenever I needed you or even when I don't. You always stood besides me, smiling proudly and making me feel good about myself. You were always there as a father, as a best friend with whom I can confide almost everything- my fears, my mistakes, my successes, my failures and you always listened and guided me while dancing in my joys and being a pillar of support in my hard times.

You were the one who introduced me into the world of books, one book at a time. Making reading a habit. While at first you brought books for me according to my age, I slowly started developing my own taste and style and got into the world of literature which ultimately brings me here in the world of blogging where too you have been my constant motivator and as well as a critic.

You have absolutely no idea how much I appreciate the life lessons you teach me on our road trips or how much I value it. You also have no idea how grateful I'm to have a father like you and my feelings of love for you is practically immeasurable.

As much as I want to thank you, I also want to apologize. I know I have been tough to handle. I have snapped back at you on various occasions but trust me I never wanted to hurt you. I always want to make you proud. Whether it is my small achievements, my academic performances, me as a human or doing something BIG in life. I want you to be present in of this.

Tears roll down my cheeks as I write this tonight.I hope you understand how important you are to me and how much I love you. To the infinity and beyond, but even that would be a smaller term to define.

I'll wait for you to correct my mistakes before you hug me. I know you will.

Happy Birthday pavazui.

I'll always be your little princess.

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  1. Tenderly woven and lovingly crafted. . My warmest wishes to him on his birthday...May HE always stays there to guide you through amidst all spheres of life.

    Baba bless . . .

  2. What a beautiful and thought provoking letter to your father... I am so happy to hear you have such a wonderful dad :)

    Happy birthday to your father today :)

  3. Such a lovely letter to your father. Makes me want to write one to mine for his birthday though I always try to remind him how much he means to me :)

    1. This is a great idea! Although you do this often, sometimes a letter is just more than words :)

  4. Profoundly moving !!! You write very well at such a young age. keep writing ! :)

  5. very stirring, loved this post :)

  6. Enjoyed it. I love to read appreciation for family members, and I also enjoy thoughts and stories of understanding -- when people understand and learn each other -- you expressed this well

    1. I'm glad you liked it. Thank you so much indeed! :)

  7. I scrolled down to find your father's comment ... But its not there :(
    My father too is a critic about my blog and does make it a point to convey his
    आलोचना ( unbiased critisism ) through comments :)

    1. My dad conveys his opinions to me directly rather than here. We try to minimize the use of technology to a great extend while connecting to each other :)

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    1. This means so much to me. Thank you! :)

  9. This is such a beautiful post, I know it's an old one, but your personality came across so well in this post, to the point I cried!

    Love, Amie <3

    1. You just made my day Amie, thank you so much :)

  10. Beautiful post. First time in your blog and I am loving it. :)
    A​​ R​​​​a​​t'​​s​ ​Nibble ​​​​​


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