A Gift For My Father
--by sahaja, posted Nov 29, 2007
I want to confess that I have had a very troubled childhood. Though born in an educated family, I had to survive my mother's sudden death when I was five and the temper of my father. My father was a very very short tempered man, though by heart he was not bad. I had one big brother (two years elder), and my father used to beat us very badly for very small things.
After a year of mother's accident, he remarried. My second mother also had two children of her own, and she controlled the whole house and my father. Though she was not that bad, she was partial with me ... may be because I was not that good looking. Even if my younger step-sister would abuse me, my father would scold me for that. She always got what she wanted but I had to be satisfied with whatever I got. My father never paid heed to this at that time.
Now, my father is an old man. He is still egoistic but recalls some of the incidents of the pasts (which I have forgotten) where wrong things were done to me and tries to be as nice to me as possible. Still, in the last 11 years of my marriage, I have never gifted him anything for his birthday or on any other occasion.
So this coming birthday, I want to give him a good present.
This change has occurred to me because of this website. Thank you all, for sharing.
I know you will feel good about what you are about ro do. Also...your father will become more at peace with himself knowing you have forgiven him.
peace - tracey