“Thank you, dad.”
These 3 words are so simple, yet many of us, including myself, don’t say it. Why? Maybe because we forgot about it, maybe it’s the lack of courage to say it, maybe we don’t know how to express ourselves.
They are reasonable because humans are born imperfect. But try taking the chance this Father’s Day to just say “Thank you, dad.” I promise it is worth it and not as scary as it seems.
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When I was little, my teachers would always make me do cards for my parents during special occasions to show how much I love them. Honestly, I was young so I feel that those cards might not be genuine.
As I’ve grown older, I am more aware of everything that’s around me. And I thought, if I am more mature now, my letter would be more genuine and meaningful, right?
**The above paragraphs are purely my opinions and how I personally feel. This definitely does not apply to everyone because we are all different. I apologize if I offended you in any way but they are never my intentions!**
A LETTER TO MY DAD FOR FATHER’S DAY
This letter is for you, dad.
Firstly, I want to apologize. I’m sorry for not being a filial daughter at times, showing you attitude which you time and again forgive me for. You were always patient with me, but I would take them for granted and repeat the same mistakes.
There are times where I feel that you didn’t love me because you would scold me for things that I do wrong. You know how much I don’t like being scolded, but you’ll still do it because you care and love me. Through every scolding you gave me, I learn and grow to become a better person every single day, and I’m really thankful for that.
I look up to you as my role model. You are so different from other fathers around the world. The way you teach, implement values to me and my sisters’ lives and the way you try to communicate with us is very admirable. Sometimes I feel like you’re a big brother to me because of how child-like you can become (I think that’s where my playful genes came from)!
One major event that happened which made me treasure you much more was during secondary school. I first took Additional Mathematics as an elective subject but regretted it so much that you were the first person I go to when I needed advice. I remember telling you that I want to change my elective module to Art.
Like most parents, they probably wouldn’t agree to it so easily. But you just said “Okay I’ll write a letter to the year master. I’ll help you handle this” without even thinking twice. You trusted me with my decisions and you believe in me that I’ll make you and mummy proud. If I didn’t make this change, I probably wouldn’t do so well in school that year.
You also made a lot of sacrifices for this family which is often overlooked and underappreciated. Everyone sees the effort you’re making and we are always grateful for the things you’ve been doing and is still doing for us. I promise to make you proud of me as your daughter and achieve your dreams for you.
Sometimes I wonder – are you a kid or an adult? You never hesitate to entertain me and my sisters when we look for someone to play with. You never fail to make me laugh (super hideously) because of how humorous you can be for your daughters. Our family is so lucky to have you in our lives.
There are also times where I would tell my sisters and mummy that I want to have a boyfriend that’s like you in the future. You have most of the qualities I look for in a boyfriend (but you’ll never be my boyfriend because you’re my dad and I want someone “cuter” HAHA).
I feel like we have a bond which really fits like a puzzle, just like this saying “Like Father, Like Daughter”.
I still have a lot of things I want to say, but I probably cannot ever finish saying them. I owe you my life, and I am blessed to call you my father, my best friend and, my overgrown brother.
I will express my love for you through my actions, today, tomorrow, and every day forever. Happy Father’s Day and I love you, Papa!
Your father has probably sacrificed a lot for you and the family.
So, thank him for everything that he has done for you. You don’t need to wait for special occasions like Father’s day to let him know how much you love and appreciate him.
A simple “How’s your day dad?” will likely make his day because it shows that you care about him. It’s simple, you just need the courage to say it.
What is your best memory of you and your father? And what would you say to him this Father’s day?
And to all the fathers out there especially to my dad, Happy Father’s Day!