William Wordsworth had rightfully said, “Father! – to God himself we cannot give a holier name.”
Amidst the countless conundrums that I Face in a day-to-day life, I have somewhere down the left behind the staunch values that you have always stood for. This is not to say that I have become violent or turned corrupt. But the mind surely has to a large extent and there are innumerable reasons to it.
At 18, I went out of house to a lonely place which was unknown to me and it was struggle to make ends meet and over the years I have somehow learnt to face situations and have realised that somewhere down the line, you wanted me to be independent but I failed to Comprehend you.
Probably, I Grew apart physically from you but mentally I was right beside you. When you lost your mother, you were sobbing uncontrollably and I just did not know what to do and only managed to give you a tight hug.
One of the highlights of my childhood was the ride on that chilly night when you drove our first car (DBG 7188) all the way from New Delhi to Assam. I was seated behind when you took me and Mom for small ride around the township. It was fun and I used to miss that Everytime you went abroad and would pray that you come back safely. While we have gone on a ride many times but the first time still ranks right at the top for me.
Nothing was more special to me than sitting for sometime and speaking to you as it was great to learn something everytime I spoke to you. As I grew older, you became more friendlier with me it has stayed that way since.
Mom has and continues to remain an enigma and I dont comprehend her much. On the other hand, you were an open book — and always strived to make that extra effort to do the smallest of things better and you succeeded in a major way in your life, thanks to unshakeable faith in God.
It is this penchant for doing the unthinkable that saw you winning so many marathons and give an inspiration to many youngsters (including me) who tend to emulate you.
Till date, amongst every men and women I have met, you are the most intelligent, enterprising, sensible and honest man ever. You have no clue how much I miss you even today and always wanted to spend time with you and Mom. But then, fate as they say is a fickle mistress. First it was my studies and then it was my work that took me away from you.
While, I never really celebrate days such as Birthdays etc but this is one day I shall always cherish and fondly remember —-‘Father’s Day’ and I sincerely wish you were here right beside me.
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