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This heartfelt letter from a daughter to her father speaks volumes about the father daughter bond, which can be one of the most beautiful ones in the world!
Tomorrow is going to be a big day for both of us. It is the time that my life is going to take a big turn.
Today, as I am just a few hours away from the moment when I would become someone’s wife, my heart is filled with gratitude and my mind is filled with memories of 23 amazing years of my life that I spent with my family.
My life till today, as a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, a friend, a student has been great and I have put all my sincere efforts to play my roles perfectly. I could do this only because you were with me, to guide me, to protect me and to encourage me. Without your support and guidance, it would have been difficult for me to understand how to balance myself playing such varied roles as a single person at a single time. Thank you Daddy, for teaching me to maintain balance between various roles.
Childhood has been the most beautiful phase of my life. You gave me all the freedom to do whatever I wished to do. You let me free to play till I was tired, to read till I felt bored, to eat till I was full and to sleep till I came out of my dreams. You never compelled me to do anything. Thank you Daddy, for letting me to do everything as I wished to do.
The big Teddy Bear that you bought for my birthday! I still have it on my bed, because it comforts me. I know it is not the Teddy that comforts me, but it is you whom I see in the Teddy that puts me to sleep every single night, assuring that I am safe in its hands. You have gifted me umpteen number of such things in which I see you. I never asked you for what I wanted, but you always knew it! You bought me every little thing which I wanted, even before I knew that I wanted it. Be it story books, girly stuff, mobile phone, Scooty or even the car that you gifted me on my 21st birthday. You never gave me the chance to ask for something. Thank you Daddy, for reading my heart and for fulfilling all my desires.
Everytime I had to go out to some place, you were there with me to accompany me and to ensure my safety. But you have also made sure I went out and explored the world alone, to teach me to deal with the world. Giving me this opportunity to go out by myself, you helped me shape into a strong and independent individual. Thank you Daddy, for giving me freedom and for making me independent.
You took care of me when I was sick. You caressed me when I fell of my bike and injured my leg. You encouraged me to perform well when my grades were low. You celebrated my success more than I did. You surprised me with lovely gifts. You did many things for which I will always love you.
Today as I see my would-be husband, I wish and pray that he should be like you. His love for me should be conditionless and pure. He should accept me as I am and should be with me at every phase of my life, like you did.
I know we won’t be together from now, Daddy. But I will always be your daughter. You will always be in my heart. I promise, I will be a good wife, a good daughter-in-law, a good sister-in-law and also a good mother. I promise, I will fulfill all my duties and responsibilities towards my in-laws. I promise, I will be with you and mother when you need me. I promise, I will make you feel proud of me.
Now I want you to promise me that you won’t miss me, you will always take care of yourself and mother, you will always smile when you think of me and you will always love me the same way as you did till now.
I know that my surname would change from now. But my first name will always reflect my identity as your daughter. I am entering a new family for sure, but from now on I have two families to share my happiness with.
My heart is heavy, not with sorrow but with happiness. My eyes are full, not with tears but with dreams. Its time I say goodbye to my family with whom I grew up. You will all be in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers.
Always your daughter,
Published here earlier.
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From all news reports, clearly, Aftab Poonawalla seems to be a psychopath, and It was a well-strategized story of domestic violence, abuse, subjugation, and a well-planned murder.
Trigger Warning: This deals with domestic violence, gaslighting, murder, and abetting violence, and may be triggering to survivors.
One case has gripped the nation and I do not need to mention which. My problem is with how the news reflects a victim’s character. The disrespect we show to someone who was long abused and lives no more is appalling. The disservice we do to her through spoken and written words lies in the sensationalizing of the entire case.
How do you spot a crazy human? They do not have two horns and red eyes. They may have no empathy but will show it to lure the victim, just like a child abuser lures a child with candy. Their grooming styles may vary but it is mostly about creating an untrue sense of safety and security around the victim. They present themselves as this effortless savior, an ultimate generous destination for a mentally and emotionally vulnerable person.
Fathers play a crucial role in nurturing and raising children, so why isn't paternity leave considered essential?
Some time ago, Bollywood couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were in the news, yet again. An entertainment website, Bollywood Hungama, reported that the expectant father, Ranbir, wished to take paternity leave to spend time with his baby when it arrived.
The website claimed that the actor would not be signing new films for the time being. He would take care of the child, while his wife Alia would return to work at the earliest.
One would think the internet would laud this sweet and thoughtful gesture. Instead, Ranbir got trolled for his decision to be a stay-at-home dad. Netizens made fun of him; they claimed that it was because he had no offers in the pipeline, and Alia was far more successful than him. Others claimed that it was the right decision – his recent films (other than Brahmastra) had bombed, and it was time he reflected on his roles.
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