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Dearest Megha,

   I hope this letter finds you in good health. But, what I really hope is that you don’t get to read this letter for, it can only mean that I am no more!

   I am really sorry for leaving you like this. I know that you weren’t happy with me leaving for the war front. You always had an opinion that the civilians are ungrateful and questioned my decision of being part of the Border Security Forces. ‘Why should I miss being with my father when my friends get to play with theirs?’;  ‘Why should you miss celebrating Diwali with us, securing the borders, when they get to burst crackers?’, you would ask. ‘Why should we sacrifice our we time for people who don’t even realize your worth?’, I could almost see your fierce eyes when you relentlessly seeked answers from me, now when I write this letter to you.

   We always deferred when it came to my decision of continuing with the Armed forces. We didn’t see eye to eye on things that concerned my passion to serve the nation. But my dear, you must understand that the uniform I don, gives me the sense of pride. I never had a second opinion when I took the decision of joining the Military.

   For someone who loves his duty uncontionally, do you think he will be worried about the reciprocation of the love?  So, why should I be bothered whether people are worthy of my sacrifice or not? Why would I wait for them to realize my worthiness?

   Even if I get a thousand more chances at my life, I wouldn’t battle an eyelid before I lay my life for the nation, everytime. I want you to hold on to that thought and be proud of me, proud of us, for the choices we have made.

   My dear Megha, as much as I am proud to be of service to our beloved nation, I am equally guilty of not being a great dad, having missed many of your milestones. I am sorry to have failed you there. I really hope that you have it in your heart to forgive your father, who unfortunately loved his nation more!

With love and blessings,
your dad.


A fictional post, highlighting the sacrifices made by our Military Forces and their families, which we unfortunately turn a blind eye to. We get to live with our family happily, because of those people who miss living with theirs. Love, regards and a big Salute to those Selfless Superheroes who are often taken for granted!



Published by Ramya Vivek

Formerly a Software professional, I have been a homemaker for a while. My life revolves around my two daughters. Having started writing only recently, I just discovered what I have been missing all along in my otherwise almost-perfect life. I want to create postive content inspiring minds across all age groups.

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