Generation 1 ..ME and My Dad 🙂 ….
There are three stage of life where drastic transformation happens namely : Job , Marriage and Child . All 3 event changes the priorities and purpose of our life . Where Job takes away time from Family , Friend to Focus on Career to Prove the ability to corporate world or business acumen to survive & earn for better future . Marriage bring back the Need for Work-Life balance to make better half feel he/she is important enough to change priority to accommodate time/money/love to honor the contribution our partner makes in every aspect and phase of our life .
Third Phase is 360 degree game changer, which make us feel responsible where we act as a semi god for a living entity whose future/behavior/thinking/lifestyle would be shaped by condition we keep them in , values we teach them , utmost care we do for smallest needs of them . Simultaneously , it takes us back in memory lane to put us in our parents shoes on how difficult it would have been to keep patience , to keep wishes of child above your own , forgiving mistakes after mistakes , Finding answers to their unending Queries , Saving money more in present to preserve for their future and many more things .
My father has been my mentor,an inspirational figure throughout my life. Starting from school age when i was unable to decide between commerce and science, he provided me counselling to identify my field of interest and zero on Science as core subject. While taking admission for Engineering, he took me on a tour of all the 14 colleges which I shortlisted to personally see and talk with faculty/students when others were deciding based on pictures printed in colorful brochures .
During Engineering , there was 2 month industrial training which i had to a attend at a manufacturing unit 800 Km away from my hometown and this was going to be my first encounter outside home and was scared to the core on how the things would be managed . How I am going to find accommodation, where am i going to eat , how will i commute , how to address corporate people and many other monster like questions , but my father took entire 2 month off from his work to be with me and teach me step on step , so I never ever faced any challenge in future in facing the world alone . After Engg , I wanted to pursue MBA but the fees was too high and there was already an education loan pending whose E.M.I .was about to start . My torchbearer father again delayed his plan to buy car and used the money to fund my MBA at a top notch college in Delhi .
Although he tried not to intervene in home matters, but when the issue of Arranged Marriage V/s Love marriage popped up, he openly decided to support me and applied his VETO power first time in 25 years to break the family tradition and let me marry with girl of my wish. Now when their era of time has changed drastically and lifestyle is advanced , he share his wisdom of knowledge along with liberty to adopt new technology and culture . His presence enough make me take any amount of risk in life with a assurance that there is one person who is and will be there to support unconditional no matter what happens .
Now when I am trying to make a list on how to raise my child, I know my father has set the benchmark so high that i would never be able to pass on the legacy fully but would try best to follow his footstep and make my son an independent, honest and honorable person with freedom to choose his way of life. On this Father ‘s Day , I wish to Just want to give him a WARM BEAR HUG as a gesture to say ” Thanks ” for the unconditional love as words will always fall short in expressing the true feeling . THANKS DAD …You are my SUPER HERO .
Helping my kid to take his first step …. Passing on the Legacy
“This father’s day, I am expressing my love towards my dad by participating in the #HugYourDad activity at BlogAdda in association with Vicks.”