Daughter Writes an Open Letter to Her Parents Before Her Wedding
My Dearest Mom & Dad,
It goes without saying I love with all my heart! My greatest treasure is you and my biggest strength too! Today, when I have found the man of my dreams and am entering a new phase in my life, I leave with mixed emotions. The love of my life makes me the happiest, but I am heartbroken to leave you… [ Read: A Letter from A Newly Married Daughter to Her Mother and Father ]
Growing up was a fairytale for me – Mom, you would dress me up in lace and frills, while daddy you treated me like a true princess. Thinking about my birthday parties and how you made it special with those fabulous cakes – sometime a Barbie doll shaped cake, sometime a Goofy character cake brings tears of happiness to my eyes. No doubt, you spoilt me to the T, Dad, but the moment closest to my heart is the times you hooked up a hammock in our garden for me to play after school and the big tub you placed in the backyard when I demanded for a private swimming pool!
Mom, you are my support system! As I have grown, I have understood what a strong woman you are and realised how subtly, yet sternly you taught me the ways of the world. You have a knack of teaching me things without making me realise you are actually tutoring me; you have been my guru in a friend’s form. You are a warm mother – someone who allowed me to do what I wanted just so that I build my own unique personality. Yes, you did teach me wrong from right; but the most important thing you did was told me not to have any regrets! I’m apprehensive about receiving the title of the woman of the house – I don’t know how I am going to fare in this test. Sure, you have taught me well, but I don’t know if I will be as loving and successful as you are. [ Read: Sister Writes an Open Letter to Her Brother as She Turns 16 ]
Dad, you are my strength! Even before I say it, you know it. One look at me and you know what I am upset about and even who my latest celebrity crush is! As a child I didn’t observe this, but today when I am more mature, I see the immense love, you have for me in your eyes! You don’t need to give me any greeting cards or a speech or even tell me I love you, because your eyes and your bear hugs say it all! Be my career or my friends – you have always supported me and pushed to go out there and face the world! If it hadn’t been for you, I would not have travelled the world alone and transformed in to the confident woman I am today.
You both have taught me to take life as it comes. Since childhood you have told me to be happy in all situations and enjoy each moment because every time life throws something at you, you make memories out of it. I know things will be different from now on, but fret not because I am as happy to begin the next stage of my life as I am unhappy to move out of my bedroom. [ Read: A Heartfelt Message For The Best Wife From Her Husband ]
I will miss waking up to your faces and our breakfast conversations while reading the newspaper; but I am also looking forward to having tea with my soon-to-be husband. I am going to terribly miss our shopping time, Mom, and watching our favourite TV shows every evening; but I am delighted at the thought of spending my evenings with my love. I will always remember our food adventures, Dad, and will surely miss my all-time food partner; yet I am thrilled about living with the man I love. I will definitely reminisce all our holidays, road trips and family jokes; however, I am excited to make romantic memories with him just like how you’ll created your love story!
Even though I am moving out of your house, my heart still lies there. I am sure you will feel that vacuum, just like I will. I would just like to say, that I haven’t left you, but have brought in another loving member to our family. [ Read: I found myself trying to find my own personal meaning of love. ]
Know that I am in a safe place – I assure you this because the kind of security I feel in my heart when I hold your hand, Dad, or the feeling of assurance your hug gives me, Mom – I receive the same feelings from my to-be-husband.