Thursday, April 07, 2011

454. Letter to my Dad

Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad - Proverb

A very personal letter to a person who gave me the definition of the word "Daddy"
[For Public Display. I have never done this. But I don't care anymore]

Dear Pappa!

I am thankful for what you gave me.
An offer that I can never refuse
Your impartation of God given Wisdom through Love.
Which I would cherish all through my life with a wow.

Your family came first to you and your work was next.
It didn't matter to you even if it meant that you had no rest.
You were there when we needed you.
Family get together, prayer fellowships, dinners and outings.
We were your first priority

I haven't seen a better mathematician than you.
I am awed by the scientist who is a part you.
When I see the respect that you get in the society, I am glad.
And when you go with a convoy, I say to my friends, "That VIP is my dad".

I tease you
I make fun of you and
I pull your legs
Things that no one else in the Government has dared to do.

You never wanted me to be like you;
You neither forced your ideas on me

You always wanted to see me as the Individual I am.

You have always adored me for who I am

40 years - 1 Job
6 years - 5 Jobs

That's the difference between You and Me.

I am not organised like you.

I never had a goal in life.
I moved along with the flow
I have been a complete failure; but
I have learnt my lessons now
I have let you down in the past
I have broken your heart
But Dad, I am evolving.

I have seen you dad, the way you took care of Grandpa during the last days of his life. You did your duty as a son. You always Honored your parents.

You have set a benchmark; which is a herculean mountain for me to climb.

Thrice - I have seen you cry.
One - When Grandpa died ,
Two - When Grandma passed away,
Three - When I broke my leg.

You gave me Mom and What more do I need?
First, it was akka and then it was me.
My definition of a Happy Family.

Your choice for your life partner was a perfect woman.
I know what to look for when my heart does the scan.
I am aware that you'll wait with me
To see me happy with my own little family

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." Theodore M. Hesburgh.

I have never seen a romantic couple like you and mom. Theodore might have had you in his mind when he made that statement.
If people ask me " Is your dad always right?," my answer would be No!
If people ask me " Was he always perfect?," my answer would be No!
If they ask me " Is your dad the strongest?," my answer would be No!
If they ask me " Is your Dad the wisest?," my answer would be No!

"Then What's all this fuss? What is so special about him?," they might ask...

My answer would be:
He is My Dad and that's all you need to know
Happy 59th Birthday Pappa!
God bless you.

Love and Prayers,


  1. Happy birthday to your Dad...!!!

    wonderful letter dear...!!!

  2. Unga Thanthaikku Piranthanaal vaazthukkal! Vaazhta vayathillai vanangugiren!

    Really awesome.. I still wonder how my dad worked at the same place for 34 years and took care of family every moment he could.. spent all his energy to his family and is still ready to protect his kids!

    I used to say my mom that I can never get near to the benchmark that my dad had set and it would be hard for me to take care of work,family especially kids when I'm a dad! :s

  3. So wonderful!

    Happy bday to your father Chriz.

  4. That was Just Awesome Chriz...
    Happy Birthday To you Dad..Prayers and blessings to Him....your dad must have been a proud man to have such a wonderful son like u, after reading this :) .

  5. awsumm..wht an amazing tribute to yr dad..superb bdayy gift for him..:):)
    Wish him many happy returns of the day..xcellent lines and wonderful letter..!!!

  6. Happy birthday to your father...

    And an amazing piece of write-up.

  7. I don't know you, Chronicwriter, but I am very proud of you ! (am your dad's generation )

    what a lovely post !

    Happy Birthday to your Dad, and hi to your Mom !

  8. Many more healthy & smiley days and Happiness & Joy in your Father's Life. Many Happy returns to him !

  9. parents are awesome gift from heavenly father...i just feel dumb for words but it's good the way you express and the best part is ur father cried for u...tats really sweetest thg:)

  10. Awwww... God bless him! and keep you all safe and happy forever...

  11. hey wish your dad a wonderful Bday.. God bless him and may you guys be always happy and together foreva!

  12. annan, convey my wishes to uncle.

  13. wow uncle would definitely be happy for this post of yours...i see a different chrony over here... give uncle a hug from my behalf.. :):)


  14. :-) very nice and touching post.

  15. That's such a warm tribute, Chriz :) My father turned 59 last year and I had so much to say as well. I can appreciate every simple word, every sincere expression and every tear-drop evoking sentence so much :)

    Many more happy returns to dad :)

  16. To Chriz:
    I admire you for your love for your family... i respect you!
    To Chriz's dad:
    Happy birthday uncle...i consider myself fortunate and blessed to wish you this time on your birthday... Again I am not tired to repeat like I did last year... you should feel very proud of your son! You brought up your son well! he adds value to the society we are living in...
    Happy Birthday to you and God bless you!

  17. hi...
    your dad is very luckiest person(not u :) )..

  18. Its just amazing.. Earlier as i started to read i thought of it being an essay typo thing but its just awesome and classic. Never came across such a beautiful piece for Dad... Just Superb.

  19. Wow, that's a touching one Prason

  20. Happy birthday wishes Uncle, from this little idiot

  21. wow!! lovely post :)
    Warm birthday wishes to Uncle :) :)

  22. Wow.. Happy birthday uncle..


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