My five year old daughter Aayet has taken her father’s departure after a month’s long leave very badly. It’s been four days and she refuses to eat her dinner. She says she’ll have it only when Abba comes back. I have been trying and trying really hard to keep things as normal for her and for my son as I can. But at times I feel nothing seems to work, especially when she is really missing her Abba.
Yesterday she was sitting with one of his socks and crying. I guess being an army officer’s daughter it is just one of the sacrifices she would be making while Dad is away on field postings. I very strongly feel that we army families are some what a silent species. Most of the people just don’t comprehend the circumstances we exist in. Here, is a beautiful poem I came across and would like to share with you all.
My Dad Is A Soldier
Im not sure I understand just why he had to go.
I am so proud of my dad, for he's loyal, brave and true.
The comforts of home, he must terribly miss.
I want to hear the voice of my dad and feel the warmth of his arms.
My dad is a soldier, I can not lie.When he returns home, it will make me cry.