Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dedication to my father and father-in-law

As the whole world is celebrating Father's Day today, as I was reading some of the posts which my friends have posted about their Dad's, I was reeling back the quality time spent with my dad.

It is almost 25 years since he passed away, but his presence is felt everwhere and in all the chores I do.  I can recall each and every joke we shared, the undoubted support he gave in times when my ideas were opposed by my mom, the scooter rides to the school and later to the college bus stand etc etc.

He was a man of few words and my mom says that he spoke the most only with me.  My neighbours still recall the day when my father distributed Laddoos on the day I was born.  He was always proud of me in whatever I do, immaterial whether the act was a failure or success, such was the blind love.  His quiet and gentle nature is recalled even now by my relatives and friends.

The day of marriage, he just hugged me saying 'Silence is golden' and those words carried a million meanings within it.  Later, in my life after marriage, it was my father-in-law who played the role of my father and he used to take pride when someone asks him if I was his daughter.  Such was the relationship and we could talk for hours together, almost all the topics.  It was an easy-breezy relationship without any expectations or egos.  I am proud to quote that he had registered for my post graduation and B.Ed and encouraged me to complete them. 

Both of them are no more with me, but their sweet memories lingers which guides me even now in all my thoughts and actions.

A true dedication to both, appa, I love you!!!!!!!

"No matter how old you are, you still miss your Daddy" - Anonymous

19 comments:

  1. My appa too is indeed very very special. My words for him may not do justice for his love.

    your's was a lovely post!!

    Come more often, missing the warmth of your posts!

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  2. You have touched my heart with this post. My dad is also of the silent kind and the day when I was leaving my parents' house after marriage, he was full of tears for the first time in life! You are lucky to have a good father in law!! Life moves on, Ms. Chitchat...we can't repay what they did for us. Anyways, to make you a bit happier, I am awrding you with award nos. 2, 3, 10 and 11, mentioned on my latest post on Mughlai Kheema paratha. Please acknowledge the same om my comment box and a Happy Father's Day!

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  3. I was really touched after reading this post and was thinking of my days with my father

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  4. oh..my dear this was really a heart touching post...i got tears on my eyes...no worries He will be with you in your memories...and also your great FIL you r lucky to have such a very good n king hearted FIL..

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  5. wow...wonderful post dear..
    a lovely tribute to papas..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  6. I'm sorry about your dad and father-in-law.....
    really it is heart touching!!!!!
    happy father's day dear!!!
    their blessings are always with you!!!

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  7. Beautiful post! I lost my Dad nine years ago, so Father's Day is always bittersweet for me, happy to share it with my hubby but sad my dad is not here to give a hug to and tell him how much I miss him and love him:)

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  8. Wow wat a beautiful post, its truly heart touching post, lucky u have wonderful FIL..lovely tribute to ur both fathers..

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  9. இனிய தந்தையர் தின வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

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  10. beautiful post, the reality of life hurts but it takes a lot to keep them alive with us thro' every moments of life, keep it going! I'm sure they still are proud of you and love the same as you do!

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  11. What a fabulous tribute on Father's day by way of such a fantastic writeup! Loved reading it!!
    US Masala

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  12. A very nice dedication post :) loved it :)

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  13. It was a nice post to read. You made them proud!

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  14. Beautiful post... Loved reading it...

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  15. Really touching post..Happy Father's Day to you.

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  16. Awesome read..very touching! Happy Father's Day to u!

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  17. Nice touching post, Appa is always wonderful person, with me all time. Even though I am staying far from him. He is with me .

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  18. Wonderful post.Happy Father's Day to u.

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