Saturday, December 25, 2004
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Friday, December 10, 2004
Don't spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for - I'm only testing you.
Don't be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it, it makes me feel secure.
Don't let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.
Don't make me feel smaller than I am. It only makes me behave stupidly "big".
Don't correct me in front of people if you can help it. I will take much more notice if you talk quietly to me in private.
Don't make me feel that my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of values.
Don't protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way sometimes.
Don't be upset when I say, "I hate you". Sometimes it isn't you I hate but your power to thwart me.
Don't take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they get me the attention I need.
Don't nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.
Don't forget that I cannot explain myself as well as I should like. That is why I am not always accurate.
Don't put me off when I ask questions. If you do you will find that I'll stop asking and I'll seek my information elsewhere.
Don't be inconsistent. That completely confuses me and makes me loose faith in you.
Don't tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.
Don't ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me too great a shock when I discover that you are neither.
Don't ever think that it is beneath your dignity to apologise to me. An honest apology makes me surprisingly warm towards you.
Don't forget that I love experimenting. I couldn't get along without it, so please put up with it.
Don't forget how quickly I am growing up. It must be very difficult for you to keep pace with me but please do try.
Don't forget that I don't thrive without lots of love and understanding, but I don't need to tell yo, do I?
Please keep yourself fit and healthy. I need you.
Thursday, December 09, 2004
I have been thinking for a long time to save, if not all, at least some of the letters/emails written by parents to us their children at one place, as I find faith, hope, inspiration, guidance, moral values, family legacy, hearty blessings, best wishes and love in them. After toying with that desire for several days, finally, I have created this blog spot on the web today.
My parent’s letters / email communications have been a blend of many things derived from their experiences and from their extensive reading and interactions with people around them. I felt personally benefited because of that and want to have an easy way of revisiting them when ever I feel like. Also it is a small effort from me to chronicle the times and pass on some of the good family values to my next generations.
"Mom & Dad, I may no longer be that little child who always wanted another hug or minute with you But I still miss you when we are apart.
I may no longer need your hand for every step I take
But I still need your acceptance and support of everything I do.
I may not be that little child who asked for all the things I ever wanted in the world
But that’s because long ago you taught me how to go after my dreams.
I may no longer be that little child who Looked to you to share every hurt, smile and tear But I still feel like that child whenever I think of you…
I’ll always love you, Mom and Dad, With the heart of that little child .... Thank you for being there...."