A Message to Dad

Happy Father’s Day Dad!

It’s father’s day! It’s time to cherish and give back to the first man in our lives. I was supposed to make a post like the usual gift ideas for Father’s Day but rather, I have decided to write a short message to my daddy.

I couldn’t forget my 18th birthday because that was the day before my dad had to move out of our house because he was based in another location for his job. It would be a first for us, I grew up with such tight family bond and having my dad relocated was painful for me and my sibs.

I and my sisters have always been Daddy’s girls. I couldn’t forget how strict he was with curfew. He has always been a disciplinarian. He has always been overprotective with regards to me and my sisters. My lovies, I wasn’t allowed to go out of the house past 9pm and wasn’t allowed to go anywhere without his consent until I graduated college. Almost all of my suitors were scared of him. But nevertheless, I was thankful because if not for him, I wouldn’t be who I am today.

He was a righteous man who has a firm standing in life. He has taught me to be the upright lady I am today. I wish I had inherited his decisiveness though. I had always imagined my future husband to be like or be almost like him. I haven’t met anyone as great as he is and don’t think it would ever happen.

I’m writing a short message to him because I remember, I was always scared of him, scared I might disappoint him in any way. He was a perfectionist and pleasing him has become the number 1 goal in my life when I was still studying. It was just until recently, no 6 years ago, that I have started to open up to him. So, here’s to the most important man in my life.

Appa/ Papa/ Dad,

First of all, thank you for all the sacrifices you have made for our family. You are not perfect but I have learned a lot from you. Thank you for changing my outlook in life. I was always the pessimistic girl. Thank you for telling me 6 years ago that it was fine to be clumsy and to make mistakes. I had always been Ms. Prim and Proper. I know that even if the world would turn their backs on me, I would have you. Thank you for reminding me that you’ve got my back. I have high respect for you and even if there were times that we were both disappointed with each other, you still show that you are highly respectable like no other man. You have shown us how to be the captain of our own ships. Despite all the troubles I have made, you never failed to forgive me and give me chances. I can clearly remember that I was always scared of just your finger flick but regardless of that, you never allowed even a mosquito to land on my skin. You were that protective, is it just me or are you really extra protective of me? Because your rules had been changing over time with my younger sibs. My first shot of alcohol was with you. You even said that you would only allow me to drink when you’re present. Appa, please do know that I love you so much and I couldn’t wait to visit you back there or your next visit here to be with us. Happy Father’s Day!

Love lots,

Be pretty, be happy, be you! H~

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