I never knew a simple letter could cheer me up so much. Perhaps it was not simple after all. It was a letter from my very dear niece whom I had brought up in my arms just like a daughter.
After a long time she visited me with her family in England to spend few days together. As for me I lived my life to the fullest in those counted days… after going back to Pakistan, she sent me this letter.
I still do not know why I decided to share it on my blog, perhaps it is unique and worthy enough to be kept amongst the treasured moments with my loved ones.
Dear Uji Khala,
I’ve been meaning to write this to you for a while, and it’s long overdue but I wanted to do it while I was completely free so I could write exactly what I wanted to say. Couldn’t let out more than a mere thank you when we were leaving because I know I would’ve gotten teary and wouldn’t have been able to get all of this out.
So basically, I wanted to thank you for the trip. I felt very relaxed and comfortable. It’s exactly why we said to you that it feels like we’re in Pakistan when we were sitting in your living room. I realised that too when we came back…You were the heart and soul of the trip and if there’s one thing I miss the most, it’s you, your energy, your big heart, and your constant love for fun, music and laughter. You’re perfect the way you are, and I hope you never change this. Thank you for everything you did for us, for tolerating our mess and commotion, our arguments, our ‘farmaishain’ and for never saying no to anything. Sorry if it got annoying, I’m sure it did. You’re the best, and this trip proved it to me. Your kids are lucky to have a mom like you and we’re luckier to have a Khala, friend, confidant, support system, all in one person. Just know that I’ve always got your back in front of everybody ( even when you’re wrong sometimes. I’ll just tell you that in person) I’m gonna end this by saying I hope you have everything your heart desires and may you have a long, healthy, happy life so you can keep entertaining us like you always do. Still hope I can turn out like you someday, just like I did when I was a little girl. I love you and I miss you and I hope we can meet soon. You’re my favourite! ♥️