You will become a good father|تو یک پدر خوب خواهی شد


“97th story”

First published: June.27.2019

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When I was a little boy, I always played house with our neighbour’s daughter, Zari.

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We were 5 or 6 and had two dolls that we pretended were our children.

 

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Since I was the father and had to provide food for my imaginary family, I brought many snacks from home for Zari and the kids. Zari used to kindly plate the snacks and feed us. She always kept saying “you will become a good father.”

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My father sold our house and we had to move. That was the saddest thing that could have happened to Zari and I. I asked my mother to buy a doll as a goodbye gift for Zari.

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When I gave the doll to Zari, she cried a lot and I cried with her. In our game, men were allowed to cry. I asked Zari to name her doll Darya, and she will be our daughter.

Years passed and I never saw Zari again.

One night when I was invited to a party, I saw Zari’s face on a tall woman. She was cleaning the tables and serving tea and pastries for everyone. She was taking care of the guests.

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I asked my friend who was the homeowner; “Who is this lady?”

My friend said: “Her name is Zari. When her husband got injured at work with no insurance, she had to make a living. She works at people’s houses. She is a very nice lady and sometimes she brings her daughter, Darya with her.”

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I walked out of the house, couldn’t let Zari recognize me and feel embarrassed or sad. I cried out loud. Zari named her daughter Darya, the name I made for our doll daughter, she didn’t forget us.

I wiped my tears and told myself: “Zari, you always said that I will be a good father, but you are a good mother, you are the best.”

Dear friends; 

Don’t forget to read my books.<3<3<3

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131 comments

  1. It’s so heart touching story 💕

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  2. This is absolutely beautifully penned, such a heart gripping story. 💜🌹🤗

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  3. What a sweet, sad story. I was hoping they would get back together at the end.

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  4. That is a beautiful tale. 🙂

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  5. Incredibly beautiful story. Loved it with my heart ❤️

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  6. Very beautiful and emotional.

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  7. Beautiful story!

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  8. Excellent presentation of the story, friend!

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  9. This is such a beautiful story – so gentle, tender and heart touching. Wow!

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  10. Such a beautiful, and heart warming story.

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  11. Wow! What a heart rendering story, even I wish if I could see Zari and Darya, fabulous indeed. Great writing. Thanks for sharing a part of it. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  12. Beautiful story,
    Everywhere you see beauty and good.
    best wishes

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  13. You made me shed tears – what a heartwarming story ❤️ – is it a true story or a fiction

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  14. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    OH–WHY NOT TELL HER AND REESTABLISH A FRIENDSHIP, AT LEAST? 😀

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  15. Oh this was so sentimental! ❤

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  16. Love the story Laleh ♥️

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  17. Aww that is so incredibly heart-warming  ♥

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  18. Such a touching read.

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  19. Beautiful and touching. We never truly know how life will evolve but should do the best we can each day to make it the best, with divine intervention. 🙂

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  20. this is so sad for Zari… I love your post

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  21. thank you for translating it in English

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  22. This is so heart-touching!!😊❤ Loved it!!

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  23. This story moved me to tears.

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  24. That’s lovely Laleh, thanks for telling it to us.

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  25. A very nice share. Our lives are proverbs.

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  26. Perchè sognare è per la vita…

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  27. What a great story. It’s amazing how much relationships can do, no matter at what age they were made!

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  28. It’s so deep and heart touching, dear!
    Beautifully penned! ❤
    Hey! I’m Sadia from Pakistan, I like your name Laleh! It sounds gorgeous!
    What does it mean? ❤

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  29. shirley i kissed behind the bush
    our own eden hindu kush
    and she went away
    and to this day
    i wonder and ponder
    why a plymouth was what
    i named after her
    such a slure
    she shy demure

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  30. One of the best stories I ever read. God Bless.

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  31. your stories always touch my heart dear Laleh! 💖

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  32. A warm and pleasing story! Laleh, your words touch the hearts of fathers and mothers. May the approaching New Year allow your writing to share even more of these bright moments.

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