Saturday, 20 February 2016

A letter from a Daughter to her Daddy

Dear  Daddy,

Tomorrow is going to be a big day for both of us. It is the time that my life is going to take a big turn. I will be tied in a knot with a guy of your choice, and I believe your choice is the best!! I have always wished that you select my life partner because it’s only you who knows what I want, better than me.
Today, as I am just a few hours away from the moment when I would become someone’s wife, my heart is filled with gratitude and my mind is filled with memories of 23 amazing years of my life that 
I spent with my family. 

My life till today, as a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, a friend, a student has been great and I have put all my sincere efforts to play my roles perfectly. I could do this only because you were with me, to guide me, to protect me and to encourage me.  Without your support and guidance, it would have been difficult for me to understand how to balance myself playing such varied roles as a single person at a single time. Thank you, Daddy, for teaching me to maintain a balance between various roles.

Childhood has been the most beautiful phase of my life. You gave me all the freedom to do whatever I wished to do. You let me free to play till I was tired, to read till I felt bored, to eat till I was full and to sleep till I came out of my dreams. You never compelled me to do anything. Thank you, Daddy, for letting me do everything I wished to do.

The big Teddy Bear that you bought for my birthday!! I still have it on my bed, because it comforts me. I know it is not the Teddy that comforts me, but it is you whom I see in the Teddy that puts me to sleep every single night, assuring that I am safe in its hands. You have gifted me umpteen number of such things in which I see you. I never asked you what I wanted, but you always knew it!! You bought me every little thing which I wanted, even before I knew that I wanted it. Be it storybooks, girly stuff, mobile phone, Scooty or even the car that you gifted me on my 21st birthday. You never gave me the chance to ask for something. Thank you, Daddy, for reading my heart and for fulfilling all my desires.

Every time I had to go out to some place, you were there with me to accompany me and to ensure my safety. But you have also made sure I went out and explored the world alone, to teach me to deal with the world. Giving me this opportunity to go out by myself, you helped me shape into a strong and independent individual. Thank you, Daddy, for giving me freedom and for making me independent.

You took care of me when I was sick. You caressed me when I fell off my bike and injured my leg. You encouraged me to perform well when my grades were low. You celebrated my success more than I did. You surprised me with lovely gifts. You did many things for which I will always love you.

Today as I see my would-be husband, I wish and pray that he should be like you. His love for me should be conditionless and pure. He should accept me as I am and should be with me in every phase of my life like you did.

I know we won’t be together from now, Daddy. But I will always be your daughter. You will always be in my heart. I promise I will be a good wife, a good daughter-in-law, a good sister-in-law and also a good mother. I promise I will fulfill all my duties and responsibilities towards my in-laws. I promise I will be with you and mother when you need me. I promise I will make you feel proud of me.

Now I want you to promise me that you won’t miss me, you will always take care of yourself and mother, you will always smile when you think of me and you will always love me the same way as you did till now.

I know that my surname would change from now. But my first name will always reflect my identity as your daughter. I am entering a new family for sure, but from now on I have two families to share my happiness with.

My heart is heavy, not with sorrow but with happiness. My eyes are full, not with tears but with dreams. It's time I say goodbye to my family with whom I grew up. You will all be in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers.

Always your daughter,

Daddy's Girl