My world in my arms-when I hug you dad!

Dear Dad,

                       Happy Father’s Day!
I love you and I miss you. This year, I wanted to give you something that would reflect the love and gratitude I feel towards you but..
What do you give to the man who gave you everything?
I owe you my life Dad; no material thing can even faintly measure up to the magnanimity of your love. There were so many times when I missed saying Thank you…so many moments when I ought to have expressed in words the feeling within but just remained quiet. Today, I want to let you know by hugging you and saying thank you. My world lies in your arms papa…there isn’t a safer or better place.
This special day, I am not near you and though distances separate us, there is not a single day when I don’t miss you or need you. Till we meet again, I am sending you a hug full of thank you…..

……for being my bed, my pillow, my ride.
I slept on your tummy as a baby and rocked with the rise and fall of every breath. Your arm was my pillow as a child. Whenever I got scared at night, you hugged me tight and I felt safe. How can I ever forget the bliss of falling asleep just anywhere and waking up tucked in my bed in the morning?
You never refused my silly requests to ride your back, even when you were tired.
I want to give you a thank you hug Dad, for sitting behind me every morning as I leaned on you and drank milk with half closed eyes.

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……for being my bodyguard.
You were always there to hold me when I stumbled…while learning how to walk…while trying to balance a bicycle…while learning how to deal with life! You are my anchor Dad, I can never get lost in any tempest. You shielded me from every storm but also made me strong enough to face the world alone .
I want to give you a hug Dad, for making me the strong woman I am today because though you treated me like a princess, you also taught me not to wait for a prince to rescue me but to wield the sword myself.

…….for your time & patience.
I may get busy at times in my so-called fast life and forget to call you but for you, I was always no.1 on all your lists. Despite your job and commitments, no matter how tired you were, you always had time for me. You heard and answered my endless questions patiently. You were calm through my rebellious teens and patient through my know-it-all 20s.
I want to hug you Dad,for lending me your shoulder to cry on without ever saying,’I told you so!’


…..for believing in me.
I was anxious and doubtful at times. You never were. Every little thing I did, from walking for the first time to tying the laces myself, shone in your eyes as pride. You were always the wind beneath my wings, helping me soar without my even realising it. You never let me lose hope even when I failed. You felt the pain of my failure but never let it show…because you didn’t want me to weaken.
I want to give you a hug Dad, for believing in me each and every time!

…..for letting go!
Your heart is as good as gold but as strong as a diamond. When I moved out to study medicine, you let me go though I know you did not sleep for many nights, worried sick about me. When I got married and was moving out, Mumma cried but you waved with a smile, wishing me luck. I know you cried when I left. I know it must have been heart wrenching for you to see your princess walk away but you still let her go, wishing a happy life for her.
I want to hug you Dad and let you know that though I am with my Prince Charming now, you still are my first love and the most amazing man in my life!

Thanks for being my dad!

                                                                                                      Love & hugs,

                                                         Your (lil’) girl

                                                                                                       
P.S. To all of you…do not read and regret the times you missed expressing your gratitude towards your dad. Go hug him and let him know. In case you are still unsure, watch the video below and discover the magic of a hug!

I am participating in the ‘#HugYourDad’ activity for Vicks in association with BlogAdda.

26 thoughts on “My world in my arms-when I hug you dad!

  1. Doc as usual the best of the words from you. It’s a day to acknowledge what paternal parenting contributes to the vitality and success of children, whether that fathering is biologically, spiritually, or emotionally based. I've always been a great fan of your writings. You express everything in such a neat and in effective manner. Always waiting for your blogs; gives one an energy and enthusiasm towards expressions. All the very best. Keep up the good work going.

  2. Doc as usual the best of the words from you. It’s a day to acknowledge what paternal parenting contributes to the vitality and success of children, whether that fathering is biologically, spiritually, or emotionally based. I've always been a great fan of your writings. You express everything in such a neat and in effective manner. Always waiting for your blogs; gives one an energy and enthusiasm towards expressions. All the very best. Keep up the good work going.

  3. Doc as usual the best of the words from you. It’s a day to acknowledge what paternal parenting contributes to the vitality and success of children, whether that fathering is biologically, spiritually, or emotionally based. I've always been a great fan of your writings. You express everything in such a neat and in effective manner. Always waiting for your blogs; gives one an energy and enthusiasm towards expressions. All the very best. Keep up the good work going.

  4. Doc..thanks for writing on this..no words though can express the silent love and sacrifices of a dad..of any parent..be that is for a single child,or an only daughter/son,or a bunch of children.Thanks again!

  5. An emotional blog covering everything a dad does for his kid, I can say the same for husband. Sometimes I feel a father is so much more fun company than the mother, always up and fresh for a rejuvenating game with the kid. I feel it's because men manage to keep their childhood alive. We mothers should learn some things from them 🙂

    1. I thoroughly agree with you there Lata! I guess we mothers are so preoccupied with the 'grown-up' tasks at home and outside that we tend to suppress the child in our hearts.

  6. So true. Sometimes I feel that moms got the better deal, as far as hugs go, but we need to give the other x in our XX chromosome an the Y in the XY chromosome equal love and it's special to be able to say thankyou for all that you do and all that you are. Well written.

    1. Thank you Kuheli! It is true. Even Father's Day doesn't get as much attention as Mother's Day. We need to acknowledge these silent givers as well.

  7. So very touchy. Bonding of a daughter and father is very difficult to explain in words it's an relationship based on expectations out of this world and delivering more than the world can handle. Really heart touching lines you wrote.

    1. Thank you Chetan. The words touch the heart because they arise from love, the kind that cannot be paralleled- the love between a father and his daughter.
      Like they say…dad is every daughter's first love and every son's first hero!

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