There is a saying that…
Every word of it is undoubtedly true!
It was only a day before that I complained to papa that why does he always give me a fruit to eat after I am done with my dinner and when I am so full that I can’t have anything else! And the irony is that I dare to complain when he actually chose the best fruit among the bunch, washed it clean, sliced it and handed it to me on a plate! All I had to do was just eat those slices of fruit!
But being so pampered by my papa I guess complaining has just become a habit. It has been just a friendly chat and he laughed it off when I flaunted my half knowledge that “Guava should be eaten as a whole, there is one seed among those numerous seeds which actually helps our body and blah blah…” It was something someone told me and out of blue I actually used that exact same information when I spoke to papa. He is very kind hearted and the coolest dad ever, so he laughed it off saying, it is ok but have these pieces now.
I took a piece of guava from the plate and my lazy back was not yet ready to get up and go to the kitchen to get a small plate. So, I just told him that “I will have them later you carry on Papa.” He said Ok, and left the room. As usual, I forgot that I told him I will have the fruit later. But he made sure that I do not skip it. He called me after some time and handed over the plate to me in which he saved a few pieces (the best ones) for me!
Well, I told you what happened the other day, but you might me wondering what is that had to do with my blog post today! So here it goes…
As always he amazed me yesterday with his act of unconditional love which he displays very frequently and unknowingly. He is not only a man of words but of actions as well. Papa never fails to amaze me! The impact of that unconditional love is such that it increases my love for him even more day by day. I look up to him as a role model and as an example of an ideal person!
As it happens, Papa took a note of my complaint and yesterday he brought guavas again on his way back from the office. Not just that, as usual, he picked the best fruit for me, washed it and handed the whole fruit to me in person before having dinner! All this happened while I sat comfortably at my desk reading blogs.
Sometimes I wonder whether I can ever be so selfless in my life. I feel when compared to parents, at least in my case I am very selfish and always put myself before anyone. Not that I don’t care about others, but my happiness is paramount to me before anything else which makes me wonder if I can ever be as selfless as them.
When it comes to marriage and tying a knot with a suitable partner, many of my relatives complain and talk behind my back about my unreasonable clauses and standards I have in mind. But what can I do when an ideal person is right in-front of my sight, my papa who shows his unconditional love towards us (D & I) which itself has increased the benchmark of the qualities I look for in a Man! And frankly, I feel beating that record of my dad in this case in next to impossible. I had not seen anyone with zero male ego, so down to earth, kind and loving in my life!
We were raised by our parents with that perfect balance. On one hand, while my mom is strict about our actions and consequences of those actions on the other hand Papa is quite opposite. He is a light hearted and cool person. So cool that at times when somehow we managed to get below average marks in a test he response always was, “It’s ok Nanna, numbers are not important, but the knowledge you gain is more important.” Such was (is) his cool!
Even now when I talk so much about my laziness or my inability to be selfless, I am sure tomorrow when I wake up same scenarios repeat where my dad does something so loving again and I sit tight and let him do that for me because somewhere deep down I crave that attention, I love to be loved by my dear papa in his own unique way. He is my first love after all and frankly, I don’t want to be any less than a princess to him. Am I being selfish? May be I am then!
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What a lovely post and it left me smiling and warmed my heart. Your dad must have been so proud to read this. I think when children acknowledge the effort of parents, it is the best gift for them.
Well, on your expectations – I get that part 😉 Good luck!
Btw – when I saw your post on FB, I felt like sharing this post with you that I had written for my Papa when he turned 60 🙂 https://www.happinessandfood.com/happy-birthday-papa/
Thanks a lot parul ?
Going to read that post right now ??
oh man. Parents. An enigma of sorts for me. It was been an on and off relationship for me. Wish I could have something like you..
Oh I am sorry if it brought up any bad memories ?
No no it didn’t. Just made me wish I could write about them without feeling the pangs of pain I do now. Maybe someday I’ll be at peace.
I heartily wish for that day to come soon…
Most of us try to find a man who is like our Dads..but trust me no man can meet up with our fathers.
Indeed! No one can take that place for sure ?
Your dad is lucky that you value him so much. And your other half will have a tough time to measure up to your dad. But believe me you will find him because inherently we all look for something we are familiar with in our spouses…..
Hehe Hope so! But it is true that he will have a tough time 😛
This was lovely Keerthi! Made me think of my dad. Parenthood makes you selfless. May your bond grow in leaps and bounds 🙂
Thanks a lot Meha 🙂
Beautiful post and dedication. Nice to read about your first love in life. Pure, real and touching.
Thanks a lot Ravi 🙂
What a beautiful post and such a heart felt dedication to your father! Truly, it’s difficult to find anyone who will be as selfless as our parents.
True that! Thanks a lot for dropping by 🙂
I could feel the warmth in your relationship Keerthi! Loved reading through your thoughts filled with oodles of love.
Thanks a lot Anagha 🙂
It’s a beautiful bond between daughter and father, of course. I see it with my cousins, and I see it in your words too. 🙂 Blessed be it, always.
PS: You’re a carbon copy of your amma. 😀
Yeah indeed it is! Thank you for your kind words Vinay 🙂
PS: Yeah, I am!
Delightful post and the great pictures that went along with it. So glad that you have this great relationship with your Dad – so special!
I feel blessed to be his daughter and to experience all that love from him! Thanks a lot Corinne for dropping by 🙂
Dad and daughter duo are always the best. Heart warming post. It reminded me of my dad. i miss him badly.