Sunday, June 18, 2006

One father is more than a hundred Schoolemasters

Yes, that what I personally feel with the title of my post today!
I have gone to school and got till my masters and even learning today from day to day life, work experience, courses to upgrade…but all had the base which my Dad taught me as a child while I was growing with him.

“He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

I remember when I was a kid, my dad always used to drop me to school and while returning back I used to walk back to home with one of my neighbor who was probably a year or two older to me…!

“Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character”
My direction was always poor so…one day we had a new gal in the class and somehow teacher made her to sit next to me. We became such a good friend the first day itself that when the school got over we both were holding each other’s hand and were walking home. I didn’t realize until she took me to her house and I was all zapped I have to go to my home..! I was totally lost and I started crying. This was when I was in Jr. Kinder.

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

Luckily in those days one of the lady who used to come to everyone’s home for census to collect information and she saw me on the road crying! She quite a senior lady that time, asked me what happened? Why am I crying? I told her the entire story and she said don’t worry; we will do something to be in touch with your dad.

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean
She took me to my friend’s home- the same gal and her father was a military guy he took me to the Security Authorities in NDA. Guess what the officer was my dad’s friend :D
He very nicely pacified me and asked me my Dad’s name and when he heard…he simply called my dad and said…when are you coming to pick your daughter, since when you said you are coming and she is waiting here for you eagerly..:D

“I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.” ~ Albert Einstein

I was so happy that my dad already knew where I am! In no time he was there to pick me and the hug that I got from him, could make me feel what went through his mind since he heard from my granny that I didn’t reach home from school and the neighbor guy said – I searched for her till the school got empty and then I walked to home! My dad always used to come home for lunch and I used to eat my lunch with my dad. My granny was living with us in those days…!

“A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.” ~Enid Bagnold

All, I remember is my father still loves me the same as I was a kid….:D !!
I agree, my mother after bearing me for 9 months in her womb, she gave birth to me but since then my Dad, nourished me with his enormous love and affection till date…isn’t that something great…? I think so it is!

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”

Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name. ~William Wordsworth


I love Munich said...

BEAUTIFUL post .. and gorgeous pictures!! You are right ... dads are special - but there is no bond like the one of a mom to her child!
"If you won't change direction, you might end up where you're heading"! How true, I like that a LOT!!

Ekta said...

Awww!!Thats was a lovely post!!
And such a cute sure each one of us has got lost as kids atleast once!;-)

Keshi said...

Happy Fathers' Day to ur dad! Im sure he's a great person cos just look what a fine young lady u r!

**I was totally lost and I started crying. This was when I was in Jr. Kinder.

awww lol u must have been so sweet!

I miss my dad...

tc Dawn,

Masd said...

Lovely.........I want to be a great father.

Manish said...

Superb post ! Loved every detail of it. Just wondering how u looked as kindergarden baby :)

Sujit said...

very nice post!.. although can't remember great moments but every moment spent at home with dad around is nice :)..!

Madhu said...

Very well written. loved the quotes. Ur dad sure is a great person. Kudos to our parents :)

Kuan Gung said...

I miss my father...there was so much left unsaid...great piece and tribute...thank you

Kuan Gung said...

Great quotes too dawn!

neihal said...

lovely post...."A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. ~Enid Bagnold" is so true, for me much as my dad loved me he never spoiled me....but now he just keeps pampering me as if I am a four yr old.

Shama & Diya said...

I loved reading your post!!! We are all such "daddy's little girl." Aww just reminded me of all the things that my dad has done for me...thanks for making my day:)


Sad...U ver lost!! Parents r very special, be it father or mother- I learnt from both of them and both of them have been my support system as my life was always an ICU situation....I can feel my Dad stroking my hair and reassuring me tht I have nothing to worry about....I can see my Mom do everything...They r such divine people.......Heartwarming post!! Hope u dont loose direction even now! :)

Prash said...

Great post !!!

I liked it. I saw many post for Father's day. But yours is really touching.

Shuchita Sehgal said...

Awesome Post!!!
Kewl... to your way of expression.

Shuchita Sehgal said...

Awesome Post!!!
Kewl... to your way of expression.

Dawn....सेहर said...

I love munich: Yes, Karin….Mom’s are always considered next to God and hence I thought to mention about Dad’s who mostly get neglected :D
Thanks for all ur love dear

ekta: Thanks dear…you bet!

keshi: Thanks love…Happy Father’s Day to you too…well I have chubby cheeks and those times that was very prominent ;)…! When you say you miss ur dad…I totally understand…and I just want to hold you tight and make you feel at peace…truly!
hugggggz dear

masd: Hey…that’s a good thought…believe me your children and there children will keep remembering you generation after generation :D

manish: Thanks so much Manish….I was a chubby kid that time…and was too proud :D hehehe

sujit: Yes you said it…home and parents is something no matter where you go you will not get that peace and solace other than when you are with them :D
Thanks dear

madhu: Thanks so much dear welcome and I feel so proud when you say so about MY dad…thanks so much…do come again

kuan gung: Thanks so much Kuan…I hope I brought some good memories for you…do come again

neihal: Yes dear…my mom always used to tell my dad that he is spoiling me but you know what…I feel glad my dad didn’t listen to her :D….as love can only bring good and better :D keep enjoying these days …as we grow old parents make us feel there teddy bear :D

shama: Thanks so much dear…am glad I was worth for your that day :D

scribblez to wakeup: I don’t think it was sad as …that made me to think about the bonding that we have in any relationship with anyone …whether it was me n my dad, my dad n his friend-officer, the lady who took me to the Security Office or even the neighbor guy who waited for me till the school got empty…I learnt the worth of love at that age…and yes, now I learn from my mistakes and others mistakes :D…so no loss ;)
Thanks for your comment and good to see your always using your parents support system am sure it’s a boost indeed

prash: Welcome dear to Dawn’s world…am happy you liked this post and it touched you …that shows you have a hidden love and that missing aspect for parents :D…please do come again

shuchita sehgal: Welcome dear to my blog and am thankful for the kind words …please do come again…

Rose said...

Evry one of these words speak exactly how i feel about my father as well..

God himself indeed..



Gumnaaaam said...


This kindergarden thingee made me realize...once u were suppose to show me ur childhood picture which certainly linked to sum of ur posts..REMEMBERED ?!

Happy Belated Fathers's day to uncle :)

Dawn....सेहर said...

rose: Welcome to my blog Rose and glad to hear those beautiful words from you..pls do come again


gumnaaaam: hahaha you made me laugh at this one dear…:D…true and when I read this I started thinking where will I search to get that one ;)
Still searching ;)
Cheers dear

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