My little daughter’s innocence and love has never ceased to amaze and enthrall me. Just as she can make me as mad as a hatter, she can make me laugh like a hyena and cry like an infant. On the whole she has managed to evoke some of the deepest feelings I have ever felt. I guess that’s what daughters are all about.
Some time back, I decided to teach little Dami about money and so I started off by giving her few 10 rupee notes and some coins. She dutifully put these in a small purse and I often found her keeping her treasure in a safe spot on the dresser. I told her if she collected enough money, she could buy herself a toy and this was why she safeguarded her loot. One day, while Deepak and I were discussing finances and the difficulty in getting through with monthly expenses, little Dami came running into the room with her precious purse and offered all her savings. She told Deepak there was enough money for everything and we need not worry. Both Deepak and I were taken by our sweet daughter’s affection. I was so stunned to see her sacrifice that special toy she could have bought by giving her money to us. We did not go on to take her money though she gave it with love. It was too less an amount to meet our needs and yet it was that act of love that clings on to the mind, making an appearance now and then to remind us of the little angel we love as our daughter.