Yes, Daughter you can be anything you want, My Dear!

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“If I were a fish in the sea, I would wiggle my tail and giggle with glee”.

This was what my daughter was singing while standing in front of a mirror. I peeped into the room and joined her, to sing, “Even I wish to be a fish!”

She quickly turned around to me and said “No! I wish I can be a doctor, or a teacher or maybe a princess! What do you want me to be?”

“I am sure you can be anything you want my dear,” I said as I hugged her.

But it got me thinking, what do I wish for my child? No, I don’t mean careerwise as I believe I would be more of a facilitator in helping her achieve her choice, but it will have to be her choice. I just mean what do I wish for her in life? As I sat pondering about it, I jotted this down.


I wish you are a beautiful person, Not on the outside

’cause that the world’s harsh opinions would make you, but on the inside.

Be someone who understands empathy and care.

I wish you are a warrior, not on the border,

but in a war against social norms.

Be someone who’s not cowed down by social expectations

Follow your heart and stand up for what you believe in.

I wish you are a spider, persistent in what you want,

and realize it’s okay to fail.

What matters most is not getting it right the first time,

But standing back tall once you fall.

I wish you are a tigress, fierce and strong,

That no amount of dirty looks and horrific acts can affect you.

And finally I wish you always know,

that it’s okay to feel bogged down and lost.

You might think that you are drowning,

but have the strength to talk about it with your family.

Because no matter what, we will always love you.

All you need to do is call and I will be there my darling.

I might not be able to wish away the troubles,

’cause those are your battles and you will have to fight them on your own.

But I can give you an embrace of surety, a kiss of confidence and a lap to cry out all you want.

I wish you believe that no matter what, there will always be a new day and a new beginning.”

(This article was first published on Woman’sWeb and it was my first article 🙂



Post Author: nehagpatwardhan

Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. I studied mass communication and worked in various capacities spanning from journalism, copywriting to social media marketing. Blogging from the past 4 years. Founder and Owner of

12 thoughts on “Yes, Daughter you can be anything you want, My Dear!

    Mayuri Nidigallu

    (January 18, 2019 - 3:49 pm)

    Beautiful wishes, Neha. I am sure this post is special in more ways than one, as this is your first article for Women’s Web too:)


    (January 18, 2019 - 4:22 pm)

    This indeed is a lovely piece my dear. So heartfelt . I wish you daughter reads it too 😊. Just loved the post.

    Vartika Gakhar

    (January 18, 2019 - 4:49 pm)

    As I am quite vocal about my feelings for my family and especially my daughters and keep sharing my letters for them in my blogs, I can relate to this heartfelt post so much. Such lovely lines you have penned, Neha, loved it.


    (January 18, 2019 - 6:27 pm)

    Lovely lines. And, yes a girl can be anything she desires. High time to get rid of people from our life who talk the reverse.

    Shilpa Garg

    (January 18, 2019 - 7:44 pm)

    That’s such a heartfelt and beautiful note for your daughter. Wishing her the very best in all her endeavors and congratulations for your first post on Women’s Web!

    Rakhi Parsai

    (January 18, 2019 - 10:19 pm)

    Wow, you have so beautifully expressed your wishes. I must say this suits each and every girl. Lovely words.

    Aritra Chakrabarty

    (January 18, 2019 - 10:20 pm)

    Such a heartfelt post, I loved reading it. A heart to heart connect of a mother with her daughter. N True, a daughter can lead a life of her choice 😊


    (January 18, 2019 - 11:19 pm)

    Such beautiful and true words for your daughter. A mother will always be around but you have to find your own way to win the battles


    (January 18, 2019 - 11:37 pm)

    Such a lovely post Neha, indeed our role is of a facilitator to help kids achieve their dreams. But more, it is about the human they need to be to face with world with glory and pride.


    (January 19, 2019 - 12:47 am)

    What a lovely lovely post this is. I tell my daughter too. You can be anything and everything your heart desires. You just have to believe

    Kavita Singh

    (January 19, 2019 - 3:36 am)

    This was straight from the heart, I am sure all moms and daughters would relate to this. Loved it. Baby girl, you can be anything you want to be.


    (January 19, 2019 - 8:26 am)

    These are beautiful wishes Neha – both the daughter and son can be anything they want. Parents imposing on them or restricting them in anyway doesn’t help for their future.

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