An Open Letter To My Father

Capture Sunshine - An open letter to my father

Today on Father’s day, 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 the point in time from where 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 22 years since I have known you. A father is said to be the first man in a daughter’s life, the first man to show her what love is. He is her superhero, her king. He makes a huge impact on her daughter’s life and I’m thankful that you made a positive one on mine.

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 when 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 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.

Happy Father’s Day pavazui.

I’ll always be your little princess.

Comments

  1. foundationsandfairytales

    This post was absolutely beautiful to read! Your relationship with your Dad sounds so perfect, I’m sure he knows how much he means to you but being able to read something like this must have given him such an amazing feeling! I wish me and my dad were as close as this!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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      Sakshi Raina

      Thank you so much Jess. Yes, my dad absolutely loved it. I hope you can have a word with your dad regarding how you feel. Sometimes, communication is all you need to bridge gaps.

  2. backstorybeauty

    I can feel tears at the backof of my eyes… what a most heartfelt, earnest post! Dads should be celebrated so much more because there are millions of good ones out there. Thanks for sharing this!

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  3. eviebraithwaite

    This was such a beautiful, heartfelt post! I feel like I don’t say thank you to my Dad enough, they’re amazing right? Your relationship with your Dad sounds so special, I’m sure he loved reading this. Loved this post x

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      Sakshi Raina

      I often think of the times I take my parents for granted. I often fail too say thanks too, but I’m working on it and while we are at it, you should call your dad and say I love you. It would mean the world to him and make his day *wink*

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  4. betterthangoodenough123

    What a lovely tribute to your dad. It brought back many happy memories of my own father, who I lost 20 years ago. Still miss him every day. You father is so lucky to have such a loving daughter. Bless you both!
    Joan Senio
    kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com
    Twitter: @joansenio1

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  5. cindykolbe

    A lovely post! How wonderful that you can share this with your dad now. Some letters like this are written after the death of a father. Time with loved ones is always precious. Thanks for sharing!
    strugglingwithserendipity.com

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  6. justnatonya

    Your relationship with your dad sounds so beautiful and blessed. It’s nice you have a strong male figure in your life. My dad is hardly around but to hear stories like yours it makes me happy to know that when I get married and have children I will find a husband who will be an impressive father because they truly exist. Thanks for sharing to raw and uplifting post. <3

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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      Sakshi Raina

      I am so sorry to hear about the relationship between you and your day. I hope it gets better. Also, love the optimism. Yess, there are good men, better men who values love and relationships and I know you’re going to find a perfect man <3

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  7. Nancy

    I love this letter you wrote to your father. It touches my heart that he treated you with so much love and you appreciate everything! Hey, we’re all tough to handle. You’re not alone XD. But your father is lucky to have a thankful daughter like you!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  8. Lena Dee

    OH WOW!! This is so beautiful letter! It’s so sweet and light-hearted, your dad sounds quite amazing and I know he must have flashed a big smile after reading this 😀 I think it’s so cute that he’s your best friend and you guys have a bond like this. This kind of makes me wonder what it would be like if my dad was around…keep on being his little princess, I’m sure he’s mega proud of you <3

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

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  9. Isha

    Nothing can beat the love an sacrifices of parents. This is something that I could somewhat relate with as I had once written a blog on the same emotion. The blog goes by the name – P for Papa

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  10. Priyank Jain

    Hi Sakshi,
    I can relate to you blog with the depths of my heart. Because i am a father myself of a beautiful daughter.
    :):)

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