Thursday, July 23, 2009

A LETTER TO PAPA


Dear Papa,

I've just realized that in less than 4 months from now I will no longer be your little girl. I will be happily walking down the married path with the man who has made all the difference in my life.
This letter is just to tell you how lucky I am to be born as your daughter. Thank you for bringing me in to this world, thank you for instilling the right values into me…..thank you for giving me two elder sisters who have been both friends and mentors to me....
Thank you for teaching me to have high standards in life, to work hard and try harder, to have confidence in myself, to be proud of my religion and culture and thank you for always believing in me and letting me be me.
Thank you for making me understand what hard work really means. To appreciate the simple things in life. Never to succumb to comparisons in life. To always put family first. It's a bitter-sweet time for me, as I begin to build a new home of my own and leave a home where I have always been your princess. At one hand the new life beckons me and on the other hand my old, carefree life is slipping away from me. I'll be stepping into a new role of adulthood, into a new role of a wife with lot of new relationships in life and I've had the best example watching you and mom. Your love for each other and the understanding you two share never ceases to surprise me. I just hope I’ll be able to emulate the same love and understanding with my partner.

I'm glad I'll have you to hold my hand while I walk down the path of marriage and step into a new world. I can't promise you that I will not cry at the bidai, but I do promise that you'll always be my hero.
I might get a new last name, but I won't forget where I came from.
I am and I will always be your daughter first, Papa.

16 comments:

Raj said...

Congrats ..!!!!May the waves in the ocean of your married life always reach the shore of happiness...!!!

Pg said...

Oh my Godddd!You are getting married????
Congratulations girlie(introductions later)!
Right now I am just sooo happy fro you.Do a post on the guy please.
Have been reading your blog on and off:)

Have a great life ahead.

hitch writer said...

beautiful post..

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Indyeah said...

awwww (((hugs)))))))Gunmeen
its hard na?
to even think about it?:(


I know...
we will always be dad's lil girls no matter what:)))

no matter where we are in the world:)


dont think about it too much..though I know its hard no to...
just cherish each moment with your parents...

I am dreading the day when this will be the situation for me :(

Aniket said...

What a wonderful way to express your love to your Dad. We tried so hard to make my sis cry but she never did till the car was put in gear. :D

Do cry okay! :D :D

You'll be just as precious to him always. Cheer up. Its a happy occasion, remember? :)

Renu said...

wow ! Congratulations !!

Your father is lucky to have a daughter like you:)

Solilo said...

It's hard, Gunmeen. It is really hard. Oh! you just brought back all those memories.

Wish you a happy life ahead.

i am what i am said...

@Raj: thank you so much


@Pg: hey thank you yaar...

i am what i am said...

@Hitchwriter: thank you dhiren


@Indyeah: thank you indyeah....like i said its a bitter sweet time...i try not to think about it but its kinda hard not to...

i am what i am said...

@aniket: thank you aniket...lovely comment as always...


@renu: thank you...i'm lucky to have a father like him...

@solilo: thanks solilo...was looking forward to hear from you...its hard i agree with you totally....

Sagar said...

That's really great 2 know...as i have been reading you for a year now (often without comments) Was a bit curious of this turn of ur life and it's a news that gave me smile after a bad day. Congrats from open heart, wish you to nourish this relatioship as good as u did ur life so far.

Balvinder Singh said...

It was indeed touching, and Papa's little doll, i wish a happy married life.

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

congrats girl.. and that was something I could so relate to.. I am getting married in a couple of months myself..and you have me in tears right now.. :( big hug to you for writing this one..really..

The Geekie said...

thats a sweet dedication to ur dad

he 'll b happy reading this...giv him a read if u get chance

and Congratulations...Wish u a gr8 life ahead :)

ram said...

great expression of your love towords ur father,he is really lucky...touched me too.

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