I remember my childhood,
How nicely we lived,
A balance of everything,
Work, play, studies and fun,
You guided us all along in everything !
I remember how we planned our holidays,
Each visit anywhere, you wanted an essay,
We had a fixed time to study and play,
And every morning , to the stadium, we went,
Now I see…the wholesome growth we had !
You told me one day,
The happiest day of your life was,
The day you saw me,
The day I was born,
Happily chewing the hospital cloth…
You have brought us up so well,
With all life’s values, truthfulness & love,
You believe in unity is strength,
You made us worthy of life,
We look up to your guidance even now !
You said your doors are always open,
If ever anytime, any problem arises,
That was enough for me to know you,
How much you loved & cared for your girls,
That gave me a lot of strength to live my life well!
I am so blessed to have you in my life,
Every girl needs a father like you !
To understand, love and support them,
In times of need , to guide and take care,
As every girl has a different story to tell !
I sometimes wonder how you managed your life,
You grew from scratch and reached the heights,
You write so well, you work so well,
You gave your 100% and did everything well,
Simple living and high thinking is your way of life.
I look up to you in all you achieved,
You are the pride of our family tree !
We need to work hard and live well too !
And learn a lot from you, Dear Daddy,
Help us and guide us for the times ahead !
Jacqueline Lobo John