Diary of a daughter

A father- daughter's relationship is very beautiful.... to express which perhaps the words would fall short. Sharing glimpses of a diary where a daughter tries to capture the charisma she shares with her HERO.....
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15th March 1987

You paced up and down the entire night in the hospital corridor as inside they prepared for my welcome. At about 1:30 am I announced my arrival with a shrill cry. You rushed into the room to see me and took me into your arms uncomfortably for the first time.  I looked so tiny and fragile in your large rough hands. ‘My princess……’ you declared to the world as you drew me closer to your chest. Since then I ruled your life.
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17th June 1988

I took my first steps today. The moment you got to know that you came rushing home, you wanted to hold my hand as I pranced around my kingdom. I witnessed family values and warmth.

16th March 1992

You got me my first bicycle today as my birthday gift. You held it firmly and ran alongside as I rode it proudly on the streets.
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At 10 in the night as you were having dinner I wanted to ride it once more. You asked me to wait, but I didn't. I went and met with an accident. You pacified me as you nursed my wounds. Not once did you scold me as you felt it was your fault.  You defined care, love and concern for me then.

10th January 1996

Today was sports day at my school. You cheered for me crazily from the stands as I ran the first race of my life and I lost. You taught me how to lose gracefully when you took me to congratulate the winners. I learnt winning and losing is a part of life.

22nd November 1999

I participated in an elocution competition today and experienced stage fear. You were sitting in the audience constantly encouraging me to speak. I came running down from the stage with tears in my eyes. You hugged me tightly and let me cry for a while. That moment you showed me it is not important to win, but to participate.

6th May 2002

You fought with Mamma today. She was taking sides with bhaiya and not letting me join the Girl Scout group. ‘Nothing, but the best for my princess…..’ you said as you gave me money for that. You told me how important it is to raise your voice and fight for your dreams.

31st December 2005

I experienced my first heartbreak today as my best friend fought with me and stopped speaking to me. You heard me out patiently as I cried hoarse about how much I cared for her and how she never bothered.

You kissed my forehead tenderly and said,’ Beta…this is just the beginning. You will meet many such failures in life, in relationships, in work, in studies - in about everything that you do. Cry for them if you want to, but after sometime move on….holding onto it will not solve your problem anyways.

16th August 2007

I graduated today. More than me you were happy as I won the gold medal for topping the university. You flaunted it around to everyone feeling so proud about me.
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I could read it in your eyes clearly,’ Dream; because they come true when you work really hard for them.’

14th February 2012

You had started searching a prince for your princess and today you had finally managed to find one. You sounded so ecstatic while you told me about him. I was speechless as I thought, ‘Am I no longer your princess….?

You squeezed my hand reassuringly and I could see the familiar spark in your eyes.

2nd July 2012

Today is the D day – my wedding. You give my hand in his and say this is your new life. As he holds my hands I think of the first time you had held me. As we take the saptapadi together, I cannot help but recall the first steps I had taken holding your hands firmly. You were so right. This is actually a new life for me. I am reborn today and am taking baby steps towards my new life.
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As he takes me along with him I constantly turn my gaze around searching for you. The moment I spot you I hug you tightly just to say, ‘No matter what, you will always be my HERO papa.....and I your princess – today, tomorrow and forever.’

Disclaimer: Before you guys start pouring in the congratulatory messages, let me make it clear - Its not ME who got married this month :)



Comments

  1. Could relate to each and every stage...!!!
    Beautifully penned:)
    who is this girl???? she got married this month???

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    1. Thanks Gayu....

      That girl is ME - but nope I have not got married this month!!

      Actually I got transferred to another city and leaving my parents behind made me very emotional :')

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    2. Awww...daddy's little girl:) I know how it feels...even now at times I just want to run away and be in his arms. I sometimes call him and we talk for like 4-5 hrs.
      U made me nostalgic Privy:)

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    3. How sweet... thats the magical thing about them I guess. At any age they can still make us feel like small kids.. :)

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  2. I really loved reading this! I mean, it's so emotional and I could so connect with it, except for the ending. Dads are the best, and it's even great to be a 'daddy's princess'. Nothing's better than that! :D

    Since I don't know a lot about your personal background, I want to ask, is this your real story? As in, the last part about marriage? :)

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    1. Thanks Ashna for such a lovely comment..I am sure every girl out there can connect to this because what we share with our Dads i beyond description <3

      And no dear... I didn't get married this month.I am going to soon. And this would sound very weird but I dreamt of my marriage day and actually heard my Dad saying all this to me and the rest is in front of you :D

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    2. Oh that's great! Congratulations! :D Will be looking forward to some updates ;)

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    3. Thanks a ton.... will surely let you know !

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  3. This is so lovely, Me..touches the right chord at every stage..
    Congratulations for finding your soul mate (understood from the comments above)..when's the D-day, if I may ask?

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    1. Thanks so much Uma for your wonderful comment and wishes too :D

      The D Day is not yet decided, will surely announce it once confirmed in my own style! ;)

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  4. OMG the D day is confirmed... :D Nice :) congratualtions..

    Ok coming back to the blog. It was very beautiful.... I felt I am in a train, I met you, both of us saw each other, had hellos and how are u's type question and we were talking and u were telling this to me.. And I was just nodding and nodding.. The time you finished it I was jumping with u too ... Funny right?

    Well written :D

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    1. Thank you so much dear!

      And OMG...what an imagination..loved it. I cannot show you how huge a smile I have right now on my face :D

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  5. Such beautifully penned thoughts. A perfect diary of a duaghter. Totally loved it. and congratulation ME .. will wait for the update on D Day :)

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    1. Thanksss a lot Jas... for all your sweet words. And yes will surely write soon about the D day as well!

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  6. Beautifully written and I see that congratulations are in order - although I'll hold back on them ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Corinne - coming from you this surely means a lot to me!

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  7. I was going to write email asking where is my invitation I cant let a chance to eat all that food go away :) so much at a wedding he he he ..


    lovely write up , made me smile have been off for the last 2 days but this one was pleasant , Thank you.


    and yes when is the D-Day

    Open letter to all - Bikram's

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    1. :D

      Of course Bikram, I cannot miss inviting you..The D Day has not yet been decided. Once confirmed will surely let you know!

      Thank you so much, I am really glad I could make you smile..

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  8. Beautiful piece of writing Me! And yes...Congratulations!:)

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  9. BEAUTIFUL! I'm Daddy's princess and I could relate to this beautifully written piece :) I'm just having a word-lag! :D So when is the D day Me? Looking forward to updates!!
    Love & hugs! :)

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    1. Oh wow....thank you so much!!

      I can understand when you say you are having a word lag ;)

      As for the D Day...will let you know soon.

      TC

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  10. I could relate to a lot of what you've written ... I lost my dad few years ago and this post brought tears to my eyes. Though i read this post earlier in the day, i just couldn't write any comment here. I just don't have any words...beautifully written ...

    ‘No matter what, you will always be my HERO papa.....and I your princess – today, tomorrow and forever.’

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    1. Its really sad to hear about your Dad. May his soul rest in peace.

      I can truly understand...Sending warm hugs to you dear... I am sure today wherever he is, he is still looking at his princess with a heartful of love!

      TC

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  11. Frankly, this is THE best of your posts Me, I am completely overwhelmed and don't know what to say. :')

    I guess, I'll just ask you to forever keep writing like this and keep filling feelings in your words forever. I feel, you're soon gonna end up writing a best seller book. I love your words. :)

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    1. :)

      Even though you are speechless, I can still hear all that you want to say. Thanks a ton Leo, this encouragement means a lot to Me!

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  12. Beautifully written. It is true that a daughter looks up to her father. For her the father is the hero. So much of impression is created in young minds. Wonder if the father has read it. I think all fathers should read this.
    Sabyasachi

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    1. Very aptly said, every daughter looks upto her father and there are certain expectations that she has in her mind from him.

      Hoping all the Papas are listening :)

      Thanks Sabyasachi for being here today and hope to see you here more often!

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  13. tht's sweet- wishing u the best

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  14. It looks quite real. Don't tell me it's fictious.Almost you are there. It seems your words came out by itself while writing this post and might have flowed a bit along with some tears as well ;).
    Few comments if it is not real then date makes it more real. It gives an impression to a reader and me as well about the amount of efforts you have made to wrote this one.
    Overall a nice post. I think I cannot write any counterarguments here. As I may not be able to feel as may be a girl can.
    Have a good time. Will discuss bit more may be later.

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    1. For the real or fiction part - I will keep you guessing!!

      Being a daughter yes the words came out easily for me. As this blog is more like a friend and I write here as if I am talking to one of my friends.

      Appreciate you NOT having any counterarguments here...Ha ha ha ha ha:D

      Hope to catch you soon for this discussion!

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  15. Such a beautiful article... I can relate my self with every stage.

    Its clearly evident that you have written the post from heart.

    Wishing you all the very best

    http://ruchitasnotsoordinarylife.blogspot.in/2012/07/draupadis-woes-rewind.html

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    1. I am touched at the way you have been able to understand the underlying feelings so well behind this post.

      Thanks so much Ruchita for such lovely words of appreciation and being here today!


      Hope to see you here more often!

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  16. It really touched my heart..Me also a "Dad's girl".Congrats dear..

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  17. It's said...girls are always father's princess and son are mother's prince...and having no sister...i was the one who was father's as well as mother's prince....and your story reveals the story of any kid...and anybody would find himself fitting in that story and certainly i wasn't any exception...Loved it a lot...loved the bond which a daughter shares with his father...!!!

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    1. How cute - I must say you are very lucky to have been both to your parents!

      Every child has some special memories of growing up with their parents and this is what I wanted to share in this one. Thank you so much for loving it :)

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  18. very very beautiful. God challenges us with obstacles and failure but has blessed us with parents as cushions.

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  19. that was so emotional! brought tears to my eyes! :(

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    1. Hugs <3

      thanks for that is the most beautiful compliment for a writer!

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  20. This also made me spill a tear. ... but a happy one :)

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  21. Loved the way you brought out both the scenarios of a girl's childhood and fate... beautifully written Namrata :)

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