Neither she said anything nor I had the courage to say something.
I gave her enough time to look at it.
I just kept looking at her and the desire, the hope in her eyes. I just had tears in my eyes. Both of us knew that we can’t afford to buy that.
Suddenly she turned her face and started walking. I too joined her.
While walking slowly she closed near me and held my hand. I took a long breadth.
“I love you papa”, she said that and looked at me. I knew she understood my feelings. I could not stop my tears. I just took her in my arms and hugged her. There were no tears in her eyes. She was stronger than me.
“Papa, you are embarrassing me now, can I have a ice cream”, she giggled cutely
I wiped my eyes and holding her hand went towards the ice cream vendor.
As she took the ice cream in her hand, she said “You are my best papa”. I saw the great satisfaction and happiness in her eyes now.
I gave her a smile.
I don’t want to think anything negative. I don’t want to cry over my position or situation.
I wanted to materialize positive thoughts.