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Sunday, June 15, 2008

A Special Moment With My Father

I was feeling miserable. It was my birthday! And my mother was mad at me for something I had done. She gave me a good sound beating of my life. I felt so terrible for having done this "supposedly" horrible thing that made my mother so angry. I still remember that day very vividly in my mind.

I cried, felt miserable and very sad and unhappy, Oh.. simply all the feelings that you can think of. Even mad at my mother for beating me. For not remembering that it was my birthday! I must have been about 8 or 9 years old! You were not supposed to get hit on your birthday, right? I should be feeling "special" that day! But here I was, wishing that I had not existed!

Then came my father. He saw what had happened. He understood. He scolded mother for being so harsh at me. Didn't she remember it was my birthday? He comforted me and told me to get dressed. He then took me out and gave me an ice cream.

It was the most "special" moment of my life. It was the first time that I had got something from my father "exclusively" for myself. No, I did not have to share it with my other sisters. They did not get any ice cream. It was only for ME! I always remember that day with my father, and cherish that moment. Never had any other such moments again.

Recently, my father came to visit us during the winter vacations. We took him out for dinner to our local club at the seaside, which he enjoys very much. It reminds him of his old days. After dinner, my son wanted an ice cream so we headed towards the ice cream counter. There, I asked him if he would have one too. Normally, he never has (at least I have never seen him having one) any sweets as he is diabetic. but, to my surprise, he said yes, and I got him a butterscotch cone. It was a beautiful moment to see him eating that ice cream (like a kid)! It brought back the memory of that one day when he had given me an ice cream!

Happy Father's Day!

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