I have a lucid memory of the first time I held you.
You were crying for the world was completely new to you. Seeing You, a tear tickled down my eyes. That was the first time i realized how easily can you make me cry and that you'll be my biggest weakness in life.
As the days passed by, you grew, you my daughter, taught me a lot of things which has eventually evolved me so much as a person. I never was ready to accept that you'll teach me things that the school never taught me.
From being my weakness to my biggest strength, you did teach me a lot.
When I return home after the office and when I'm completely tired and exhausted and irritated by the comments that I get from my boss, it is you my daughter, who brings out the joy in me. when you call me 'papa', I consider myself to be the luckiest man alive on this earth.
You've taught me how important it is to trust people whom you love for when you used to go out with your friends saying that you'll return in time and me being impatient, roaming around the house to see if you'll stand by your words, you my daughter would always fail me and always return home on time.
I still am insecure when you share all those tiny details about your friends, boyfriend and life with your mother which you never share with me but then it is you who's taught me how to love unconditionally and selflessly.
And today when I lay on my death bed and when you refuse to go out even for a second outside this room in this hospital I have this memory of us back when you were 6-7 years old and we were walking by the sea trying to collect the sea shells.
These memories are all that I'll take with myself.
And therefore I proudly say, "No. I haven't raised my daughter, my daughter has raised me".
-your papa. - @kritikarashmi .