In raising a child, usually, the mothers get the limelight and are the centre of attention most of the time while fathers are the unsung heroes though they share an equally important role in parenting and in a child’s upbringing. Read 5 Essential Newborn Tips from a Bewildered New Dad here.
So, it’s that time of the year where we bring these unsung heroes to the focus and show them our love and deeply felt gratitude for being that rock in our lives. Father’s Day is just around the corner and I want to dedicate the whole month for the fathers in my life.
I have grown watching my father as a man of few words. But whatever he said was meant to be etched in stone. Bot, he was strict and I even remember being hesitant talking to him and spoke to him only when need be. But flipping through the family pictures like these tell a different story of him altogether. Though he doesn’t say much yet loves us as much as those dads who keep telling how much they love their children. of late, as he’s growing old, he has become more of a friend than a parent. and now I can talk to him about anything that I want to without any hesitation. and the stricter he used to be with us, the stricter he’s spoiling his grandchild filthy.
Here’s a small poem dedicated to him on the event of Father’s Day celebrating his being not just as a father and a grandfather but also as a kind and generous human!
If my life were a story ever needed to be told,
So should you know you’d be the writer, lo and behold!
I feel lucky you were the one to make me,
I know you take pride, you just don’t let us see.
You taught me to differentiate the right from the wrong.
You gave me values, you made me strong.
You’re a man of principles and a simple man with a good heart.
You work silently never looking for praises, I can tell apart.
You shaped me to be a good person going out of your way.
Whatever I am today I owe it to you, each and every day.
You have been the pillar and the anchor that I needed.
You have always been there for us whose advice I have always heeded.
You have always been proud of us you may not particularly show.
But we are even prouder of you so that you know.
The day you got me married I know you cried.
I watched you force that smile through the tears, oh, how hard you tried.
I remember the day mom died, you stayed strong though you were shattered inside.
I was expecting at the time and you never left my side.
It’s been hard for us but it has been the hardest for you.
And here you are delivering your responsibilities and doing what you need to do.
You are not just a great father but an amazing grandfather too.
We thank the stars to have you raise us, it’s so true.
You are a man of character and a will so strong.
I hope and wish Shaarav takes some from you, I so long.
As we get busy with our lives while you get old.
There’s still your heart that will forever remain gold.
You gave me strength and life lessons to learn.
I wish and pray to be born as your daughter again, yes that’s what I yearn.
Wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day, Papa!
This post is a part of a blog train hosted by Prisha Lalwani of Mummasaurus.com. In the same context, I take this opportunity to thank Cindy Ann Dsilva for introducing me whose wonderful post you can read here. I’d also like to introduce Noor Anand Chawla whose lovely post you can read here.
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