The BIG Gift, from my little one…
This happened a couple of years ago..
I had come across a beautiful message during my visit to a social networking site. The message read : “ To my daughters” – I love you a lot. If you need me, call me. I don’t care, if I’m sleeping, if I am having my own problems, or if I’m angry at you. If you need me and need to talk to me, I’ll always be there for you, no matter how big or small your problem is, “I’LL BE THERE”. This message, echoed my thoughts, was beautifully written and I loved it.
I figured out, it was a very apt message for me and my daughters. So, I printed the message and pinned it on the soft board in their room. They read it off and on, and it was a reminder for me to be there for my kids, every day and enjoy every moment with them regardless of a busy schedule, and of course creating a strong bond with my daughters.
The soft board in their room, soon had a lot more visitors, from the artistes in them to the poets in them, grabbing the attention of all those who visited their room. My message, soon got hidden behind the drawings, poetries and articles, pushing each other for some rightful space on the soft board. I had no choice, but to clean up the board, put a few of their works in a folder. My message to my daughters was one such entrant into the folder. I was quite sure, that we have developed a good bonding and do not require messages to remind us – “we are there for each other”.
A few weeks down the line, as I was busy engrossed in my work, my little daughter, all of 6 then, came and asked me, mama, where’s that message – “to my daughters”I want it. In the middle of my work, I just picked it up from the folder, gave it to her and got busy with my work again. After a while, she walks in with two tiny sheets of paper and hands it over to me. As I read it, my eyes just welled up with tears of joy.
The two tiny sheets read..
To my parents..
Dear parents, I love you a lot. If you need me, call me. I don’t care if I’m sleeping, if I’m having my own problems or if I’m angry at you. If you need me and if you need to talk to me, I’ll always be there for you, no matter how big or how small your problem is
I’LL BE THERE !! I love you mom and dad !
I was touched somewhere deep down in my heart, this little gesture from my little girl is my BIGGEST gift ever !!