By Roopa Rani Bussa
Contributing Author for Spark Igniting Mind
‘Beautiful is the feeling of being your progeny… an amazing gift of God’... were the words I always told my dad... Such was his stature.
Like every father, in the midst of all life’s challenges, he showered all his love upon his children. Today, when I want to tell about his words, it seems less for me.
God bestowed bliss upon me as I got to be the daughter of a noble gentleman. Everything he taught us in life worthwhile lessons, reminiscent as and when I experience them in my everyday life.
Being brought up in a small town in a conservative family, all of us – my siblings and me - were given exposure to the world and helped to build the courage to flourish in all acts which are the glory of our life. He encouraged us and gave good exposure to the real world.
Always enthusiastic about everything, my father has inculcated the deep curiosity to learn new things always. Never were we short of anything and nurtured us with special esteem more than we asked for. We got to experience an ecstatic childhood.
My profound passion for languages is an excellent embellishment embedded in me by my father. I profusely enjoy the legacy of writing from him.
It’s fascinating to remember every step of love and affection. The discipline of the soul is taught by the fervor of an envisaged man. I’m proud to say that I’m the daughter of an unblemished father.
Life was going pretty well. One unfortunate day God took him away from us, from the world, leaving us in despair. Neither we nor he had any idea that he would leave all of us and go. We lost our greatest pillar. We went into the pool of solitude. It’s really hard to accept the truth of what God imposes on us.
Our role model, guide of our life, greatest strength and courage, supporter of our thoughts, he was the one who taught us to be human. Today we are missing him in every move of ours. It’s really hard to digest the pain of losing the pragmatic figure and pivoting the power of our life.
My father became a mystery in an unfathomable world, extra mundane the creator’s peers. Unbelievably he left us but the character he has developed in us, the lessons he taught, encouragement, love and affection, the skills he inculcated in us, exposures he has given, experiences he shared, eye-opening stories he narrated from his life, all are a lifelong paradigm.
The footprints he left on our lives are the most illuminating ones for our future.
‘Love you and Miss you Appa!’ are the words from my deepest soul which will never vanish. His words are worth and give us courage all the time.
About Roopa Rani Bussa
Roopa Rani Bussa is a homemaker living in California and is a nature lover, the beholder of positive power, a believer of social services, a Passionate teacher and a well organized passionate writer.
The journey of writing began two years ago and she considers it an honor to carry forward the legacy of her father.
She writes quotes and poetry in Telugu, Kannada, Hindi English, and Urdu.