You must be wondering why writing a letter to you suddenly… Because it’s father’s day you might think… Well no, this has been on my mind since quite a few days, it’s just that words found their way to this blog today. But why a letter when we stay together these days! Ummmm… May be because there are things we often leave unsaid!!! A few days back rummaging through my old stuff, I found letters that you had written to me when I had just walked out into the new world of hostel and college.. I reread those letters and frankly a tear or two might have slipped for sure. One thing that I found common in all those letters was the never-ending inspiration and unconditional love which you might have not expressed otherwise but was found overflowing in those words. Those words were my pillars of strength in the times when I felt helpless.
As a new life awaits me now, a feeling of nervousness is seeping in. This life will be different from the world I was comfortably living in till now. It will be a new place and your daughter will be surrounded with new people. Seems a bit scary to me , I know it sounds stupid. But I know wherever I go, your best wishes will always be there with me. Your words will be the ultimate source of inspiration for me. Now when I stand on the threshold of start of my career, I am beginning to slightly understand all the hard work you did all your life to give me everything I have and to make us everything I am now.
As I write this letter there are several other things that are going on my mind now. I know people nowadays must be telling you that down a few more years and I will gone, settled in my life with my own family. But I want to tell you that no matter how old I grow up, I will always be there for you just like the way you have been throughout my life. I want to tell you that I will never be gone, the way people make it sound like. They say that someone special will come into my life and join me on my life’s journey. True, but they are wrong when they say that he will take your place. No, he can’t ever. He will never be you.
And you know that no matter what, I will never be able to repay you for all the things you did for me! You are the reason for each of my smile. So all I can give you is a tight hug!!
Love you Daddy!!
With lots of love and hugs,
Daddy’s Little Daughter.