#AtoZChallenge : To Dad

Dear Dad,
Time flies, doesn’t it? It seems just yesterday when I was a
little girl holding your hands when I walked, trying to imitate you when I
talked. But now I’m supposed to be a grown up. It feels like a lot of
responsibility and at times I don’t how I am going to manage all this. If only
you were here dad.
It has been almost 14 years dad when from this world you
went away. For a little girl of 9, it was very hard to digest the fact that you
were no longer there by my side, that you were gone- never again to return. I
cried but I knew that I had to be strong. Gradually I accepted the fact that
though you were not physically there by my side, but you were there to guide
me, to console me, to feel proud of me when I did something good and that has
kept me going. 
You were there with me for just a few years. By the time I
could really understand what life and death was you were gone. But in those few
years that I got to spend with you, you taught me a lot. You taught me what was
right and what was wrong, to differentiate the good from bad. But most
importantly you taught me how to face difficulties and not give up. No matter
how much pain you were in, you never failed to smile. It was difficult for you
but you didn’t want to disappoint us. When I look back and think of all the
memories that I can remember, I see each moment in a new light. Those few years
were enough for you to impart me a life time of wisdom. And you instilled in me
the love for reading which has made me the person that I am today. 
“You are still very much alive dad- in my heart, in the fond
memories, in the lessons that you taught that are now bearing fruit.”
Though I miss having you around and being able to hug you, I
know you are always there with me. God took you away to ease the pain that you
were in. You are at a better place now. But I hope that you are happy at
whatever I’ve done in my life so far. I hope you are proud of me, dad. Thank
you for everything. I miss you!
Lots of love,
I’m taking up the #AtoZChallenge and my theme is “A letter for a letter”. So make sure you read
all the letters from A to Z. 
Also writing for Day 5 of Ultimate Blog Challenge

61 Comments Add yours

  1. Ramya Rao says:

    Your dad will be proud of who you are bestie! A heartfelt and touching letter.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Ramya 🙂

  2. How pretty and I can see your dad smiling down on you. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  3. Dear Reema, From this letter I can derive that you love your daddy very much. It can be felt from the words. Like you have mentioned, remember that he is not gone, he is among you following you and watching you.And he is reading the letter from above and smiling at his daughter how strong and smart she has become. This letter is from from the bottom of your heart! God bless you. Hugs!


    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes Stephen. This letter is indeed very close to my heart. Thank you 🙂

  4. Aseem says:

    I am sure your dad will be mighty proud of you wherever he is. A beautifully penned letter.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Aseem 🙂

  5. Hugs Dear. I can imagine how much you might be missing your Dad. But he'll be really proud of you. And be the strong beautiful Dad's girl always. A very beautiful letter. 🙂

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Sheethal 🙂

  6. Shilpa Garg says:

    That's such a heartfelt tribute to your dad! Hugs, Reema!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Shilpa 🙂

  7. Nimi Arora says:

    A very emotional letter, Reema. God Bless You…


    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Nimi 🙂

  8. Ls says:

    Such a beautiful letter.. Surely your dad will be very proud of you Reema.

  9. I'm sure your dad is reading this blog post from the heavenly computers, and smiling, happy that you've been strong all this while. 🙂
    Keep writing, girl, you're doing a great job with this theme!
    Hugs and kisses :*

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Mithila 🙂

  10. Me Otherwise says:

    Reema, I perfectily understand your sweet dedication. I lost my father at the age of 34.. And till date I feel a sort of voidness. Despite me being older and mature to understand the cycle of life and death. It must have been difficult for you. What can I say.. But thats the way of life and live on bravely!!!!!

    1. reemwrites says:

      The pain I feel is difficult no matter at what age it is. And some times life just tells that we need to be strong.

  11. Kala Ravi says:

    Oh Reema darling, this was such a beautiful dedication to your Dad! I am sure he must be so proud of his little girl who has grown so lovely, wise and strong! Love and Hugs dear.
    @KalaRavi16 from

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Kala for those kind words 🙂

  12. bellybytes says:

    What a heartfelt letter to the Dad you hardly knew. Your letter reminds me how lucky I am to still have mine…BellyBytes from
    Mumbai On A High

  13. Brian Dsouza says:

    Your dad was a hero.. Nobody smiles in pain but he did!!…. N gave you the best input to grow in the future without regrets and make him proud everyday with what you have been doing.. … Cheers 🙂

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thanks Brian 🙂

  14. Brian Dsouza says:

    Your dad was a hero.. Nobody smiles in pain but he did!!…. N gave you the best input to grow in the future without regrets and make him proud everyday with what you have been doing.. … Cheers 🙂

  15. Karan Shah says:

    that is very candid letter Reema, I am sure he'll be grinning ear to ear from up there looking at you.

    I can relate to you here as I experienced similar things at a couple of years elder to what you were when this hit you. have written similar ode to him on my blog.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thanks Karan 🙂
      And it is difficult right?

  16. tulika singh says:

    This is such a touching letter and I don't really know what words of comfort to offer. Dads are truly special ad growing up without one must have been hard.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Tulika 🙂

  17. Unknown says:

    Such a touching letter…dads are special…and I can only imagine how hard it must have been for you to lose your father at such a young age. ((((hugs))))

    Modern Gypsy

  18. Sunila Vig says:

    Touching and beautiful tribute Reema. A wonderful dad would definitely have a wonderful child. Hugs.


    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Tina 🙂

  19. Vinay Leo R. says:

    I feel he's watching over you and reading this letter with a smile. Beautiful words.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Vinay 🙂

  20. Archana says:

    That is so touching. I am sure your Dad is proud of you and is looking out for you from wherever he is.

    @yenforblue from
    Spice of Life!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Archana 🙂

  21. Geets says:

    O Reema, it is so touching. You know wherever your dad is right now, he must be smiling and filled with joy to see what a wonderful daughter you are 🙂
    Hugs to you 🙂


    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Geets for those kind words.

  22. It feels so strong sometimes to see that one person who left you, it make me sad to know you lost your father when you were so young but you're an inspiration dear that you're very strong and making your dad proud. So, no tears and smile because he's so happy seeing you in good state and he never ever will approve tears in your eyes. Okays. Let's make all such lovely people immortal with our words.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Shalini. Those words of yours really gave me more strength. 🙂

  23. Bhavya says:

    Hugs Reema. And yes, your dad would be so proud of you

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Bhavya 🙂

  24. You brave girl, you <3

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thanks PeeVee 🙂

  25. Lovely tribute to your dad.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Melanie 🙂

  26. ak. says:

    Thats a really heart felt post.
    I am sure your Dad would be proud of what you have become and will always cherish it.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you AK 🙂

  27. Soumya says:

    This hit me so hard! Proud of you Reema, for the wonderful daughter that you are 🙂

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Soumya 🙂

  28. reemwrites says:

    Aww.. thank you Dixita 🙂

  29. True. Our loved ones leave us, but they never quite leave us. I lost my mom when I was 19. And then I lost my mausi (mom's sister) just 4 months ago. It is so recent that the smallest of things remind me of her. I keep expecting the phone to ring any moment, with my mausi's name on the caller ID!
    – Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes that happens 🙁 Thanks for the comment.

  30. Nibhz says:

    Wherever he is, he is very proud of his daughter!

    Nibha @ Expressions

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Nibha 🙂

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