Flowers for My Daughter


Today is my daughter’s 12th birthday. And this is her 1st birthday to be away from home and from us, as she is currently with my relatives in California for a short vacation. Besides greeting her over the phone, I also did send her flowers.

It just seems yesterday that my little girl was just playing in the dirt and picking wild flowers and dandelions in our yard. She will collect the dandelions and put them in a cup with water, and then she will give them to mom.

I think it is interesting that she finds beauty in the dandelions while I find them a nuisance weed that needs to be killed at all cost, even if I use enough herbicide to poison a whole town. That just prove that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Now, my little girl is not little anymore as I want to believe. Where did time go?

I know not very long from now, boys will be giving her flowers for her birthday, for Valentine’s, and for no occasion at all. I just want to be the first one to do so. And when that day (that every father dreads) comes, when she will walk down the aisle with a bouquet of flowers in her hands, I hope she remembers who gave her, her first flowers.

2 thoughts on “Flowers for My Daughter

  1. Pinaiyak mo naman ako dito. Damang dama ko ang pagiging isang magulang.
    Hindi ka lamang isang huwarang anak, asawa at kaibigan. Higit sa lahat ay isa kang huwarang ama.
    Napakapalad ng iyong dalaginding.

    Natutuwa ako sa mga isinulat mo. Parang nakikita ko ang iyong ina na may pagka makata. Tiyak ay
    sa kaniya mo namana ang talentong ito. Namana mo rin ang pagiging mabuti at huwarang ama
    at asawa sa yumao mong ama.

    Nawa, kayo ng iyong buong pamilya ay patuloy na pagpalain ng ating Amang Banal.

    • Thank you for your kind words. I know that you share the feelings too. In fact, much more than I can understand, as you are a mother and a father to your children. My God bless you and your family.

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