This article has been submitted by Janvi Gupta for the CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition. If you think it’s a good read, ‘Like’ the article (the button is at the bottom of this piece) or post a comment using the ‘Comments’ section below.

“I am translucent, aquatic

Drifting, aimless

He is an anchor, sinking in my sea.”

A father’s love is as important to a child’s emotional development as a mother’s and this is one thing I can vouch for. The bond between a father and daughter is built instantly, starting right at the moment he lays his eyes on his little bundle of joy. As the daughter becomes a young woman, her father is the first man she will love. Her father will have trouble letting her go out in the big bad world. In my eyes, he is the closest thing to God.

My growing-up phase included the part where I was reckless; yet, he was always there to tell me the right things in exactly the way I wanted to hear them. He gives me the best of the things in this world. He would do anything for our laughter as it lights up his day. I know that when I become an adult, he will still be there, like always, ready to help me through thick and thin. The bond between us is the most important bond as it cannot be broken even by the eventuality of death. The bond has a beginning but there is never an end; it doesn’t cease and remains to be profound.

I can never thank my father enough for all he has done for me and for the times he has forgiven me for the worst mistakes of my life. He has always found hope in me and did not rest until he tried everything to make my future secure. I owe you one, dad. Your kid promises to make you proud one day.


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