Daddy’s little girl

A few days ago, while at a friend’s house, I was a witness to a beautiful father-daughter relationship being played out in front of me. This friend is a new father. And needless to say, his 7 month old cherubic daughter is the apple of his eyes. The new mother said that he can’t bear to see his daughter cry. When they take her to the doctor for the vaccines and injections, his eye well up when his daughter lets out a sharp cry at the poke of needle. In the short time that we were there, I saw him playing with her, gently stroking her head, rocking her, comforting her, singing to her, feeding her and even talking to her. I was choked with emotions and transported back to my childhood days; reminiscing the little wonderful, moments that I spent with my father.

How lovely a father-daughter relationship is, isn’t it?

Like father, like daughter

Like father, like daughter

What I find truly fascinating is how naturally the new parents are able to process this whole set of new, complicated emotions that comes with being a parent. How naturally fathers start doting on their daughters! How these seemingly tough men, who have hitherto always shied away from sharing their emotions, become so gullible when it comes to their daughters! How he discovers a whole new side to him when it comes to his daughter! How he becomes a puppet in his daughter’s hands! How he would do anything to hear her little giggles or to see her jumping with joy! How disturbed he feels when she looks sad! How vulnerable and sad he feels when she is sick! How protective he feels when she steps out in the real world! And likewise, the biggest grief in a daughter’s life would be to see her father cry.

“A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer.”

I am sure parents love their children dearly, irrespective of their gender. But there is something just so beautiful about a father-daughter relationship. It is extra special. Why most daughters, including me, even look like their fathers!

No matter how old she gets, she always remains her daddy’s little girl.

I love you dad. I couldn’t have had a better dad. (Things I am grateful for: Reason #24)

I cried at the wedding not because mom cried. I cried because YOU cried.

The reason why daughters love their dad the most is that there is at least one man in the world who will never hurt her.


10 thoughts on “Daddy’s little girl

  1. Beautiful post, Zinal. I feel a father-daughter relationship is beautiful and would love to have a daughter. Daughters are simply priceless. Love, how u’ve beautifully described ur relationship with ur dad..sweet.Btw, love ur new blog lay out and ur soo cute in the new pic:)

  2. “I cried at the wedding not because mom cried. I cried because YOU cried.”

    You seriously brought tears in my eyes Zinal 😥 and the above quoted statement transported me back to my Dad… a very lovely post indeed 🙂

    Yes, Fathers are adorable, they different.. the first Man in any girl’s life, the first person to admire her, love her, give everything to her is only a Father… and I feel proud that I look like my Dad 🙂

    • I can’t bear the thought of my father being down and sad. You are right, father is the first hero in a girl’s life. My eyes welled up when I saw the said father so adoringly looking at her little daughter. And i knew it in that moment what it is to be a daddy’s little girl

    • Thank you so much. That way I was closer to my mother. Mother was the person you love, hug, cuddle, argue with, fight and share. Father was more umm..what’s the word…reverential.

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