What is it about dads? why are they so special? Is it b’cos he is your first friend or that he made us feel like princes or princesses? Is it b’cos he is always there when we need him or that he goes out of his way to make sure that we have everything we need? Maybe b’cos he was your dad and also your mom when it came to it…. mine definitely was- தந்தையும் தாயுமானவனுமாய்! He was my hero, my confidant during my teens. He is my role model and if I am half the person I am with respect to my integrity, ethics, character, it is b’cos of him. He never told me how to go about things, he lived by example and let us watch and learn.
My mom always used to always say that if she needed to get anything done, all she had to do was mention my name and it would be done.
அம்மா: ராஜா, இந்த குங்கும சிமிழ் வாங்கலாம்அப்பா: இப்போ எதுக்குடி, அப்பறமா பாத்துக்கலாம்கடைக்காரர்: சார், உங்க பொண்ணு கல்யாணம் ஆன அப்பறம் மொதல் தடவை வீட்டுக்கு வரும் போது கொடுக்கலாம்அப்பா: ஒகே!Mom: Let’s get this nice kumkuma chimizh (a small container to hold kumkum)Dad: There’s no need for this now, let’s get this laterJeweller: Sir, it will be a nice gift for you daughter when she visits you for the first time after getting married.Dad: Sure, let’s get it.
My mom still recollects this story to prove the fact that when it came to me, my dad’s love was (and is) without reason.
is with Vidyuth and Vishruth always reminds me of the way my dad was with us.
I am a better mom cos of the two great dad’s in my life – my dad and my husband….they make me want to be a better person.
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” ~ Billy Graham
Happy Father’s Day!