Father’s Day Made!
As I sat on my recliner in my favourite repose, I wondered how this day would pass. With one child in the near east and other way out west, it was not possible nor advisable with the current crisis looming over all our senses and sensibilities.
The cellphone buzzed and vibrated on the wooden stool in front of me, drawing my attention from the television, warming up to another episode of Homecoming, another ironic reminder. Peeling my attention from a once Pretty Woman to the message notification on the home screen, I saw that it was from the newest member of the George’s family. My interest piqued, I quickly rotated the screen, unlocked it and opened the Whatsapp message to read
Happy Father’s Day to the funniest Dad in the whole world! ♥️ We will always remember you for putting a smile on our face no matter what the world has to offer. We love you, Dad! May God’s love continue to shine on us through you. Blessed to be your daughter .
What lovely words to start your day from Priyanka or Pia as we all call her. It made it even more special as it was the first father’s day after their marriage in Novemeber and to have been accorded a special position in her life was truly heart-warming.
This must have been the motivation that my son required. He did not want to be left behind in receiving my blessings. He went one step ahead and added a poster too with the following words
Happy Father’s Day Dadman! Not all heroes wear capes and it couldn’t be truer in your case! Thank you for being supporting, understanding and such a strong father figure for us to look up to. Father’s Day is usually overshadowed by Mother’s Day, but here’s hoping to making Father’s Day great again!
This was getting better and better, I thought, admiring the choice of words from Ben
My second born, Denis, who was a few hours behind in the time zone, must have got more time to think, for he too joined in putting his verbosity to work.
Happy Father’s Day to the most loving, funny, sincere Dad in the world. I’m so thankful for all the great lessons you taught or let us teach ourselves in our lives. For encouraging our curious minds and leading your life by example with pictures in your wallet and memories in your bank. I saw this great line somewhere sometime ago
“ Lately my friends seem to be worried they’re turning into their dads, I’m worried I’m not -” and I couldn’t help but think of you. Thank you for everything Dad.
Wow, the sentiments behind the words was not lost on me. Each statement was a testament to some good deed in the past. I am truly blessed with the love showered in their own unique ways but all pointing towards the care and respect. I accept the responsibility with the seriousness that it deserves and the light-heartedness of wit and wisdom.
I thought the day was over, but I was surprised by my other ‘daughter’ or Nipa (in Manipuri) as I call her who arrived with her share of love in the form of Mishthi Pulao and Kosha Manghso, which she made it specially for my love of all things Bengali. Angira and her hubby, Biraj dropped in by the evening for Buddha Baba and dinner completing a near perfect day. They represented my children in absenstia and we were truly sated in tummy and soul of the feted Father’s Day.
Thank you my loves, you made my day.
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