A Daughter’s Pride

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We live in a selfish world where everyone thinks of their own happiness in order to sustain. We often forget that when we take a decision it can affect someone else’s life as well. But here I am to tell you about my father- a man who lost his wife, his son, and his mother in a time span of three years. He chose to live for his daughter who was a small girl and he continues to do so even after several hardships and obstacles- his family forcing him to marry again, with the responsibility of looking after a three year old girl alone did not scare him off. He looked after me by giving up his own happiness.

Usually, a daughter is considered to be the pride of her father but here, I feel its the other way round. I feel super proud to be able to have a father like him who has done so much for me. Its always a priceless moment in my life to just think of what I am blessed with.

But during my adolescence, I was totally unaware of it and did not know the value of his love. I hurt him by doing a lot of bad things like not respecting him, felt ashamed to address him as my father in public, but today I stand with pride. In spite of all my deeds, my father stood like a rock by me, he believed in me, loved me and continued to give me all the things I needed without questioning my intentions: why I did or what I did or what’s happening to me. He let me grow on my own by giving me the ultimate freedom. Never did he boast about what he’s done or how much he has sacrificed for me. I don’t think any mother could have done this single-handedly but my father did so and I feel proud to be blessed by god with such an awesome father.
He taught me how to be a better person, how to forgive people who have wronged u. We have no special relation, we don’t hug each other everyday, we don’t talk a lot, we just know we are there for each other.
He is like no other common man that I know. Every father-daughter relationship is different, pure and precious as a father is an anchor and without a father there’s no base to hold on to. I feel privileged to have been brought up the way I was because I don’t feel the loss of a mother as I have been loved unconditionally.
He is my hero and I wish every human could be as selfless as him. Because nowadays, the pace with which relationships are being made and ended, and the families breaking up with no sense of unity, I really feel sorry. We forget that the children are the ones who are getting affected by it. I think that if parents take their decisions more wisely then the world would be a much better place.

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