I still remember it so well, that night before my boards exams...
Even though I was a topper of my class, subjects like history and geography sent chills down my spine. At around 10pm, my brother went to his room, and my parents also left. No one asked me how was I feeling...I had so much anxiety; I felt like crying and hugging my dad, just to let off the tension. But when I went to his room, I saw both of my parents sleeping.
Thinking not to disturb them, I came back to my room, wondering what to do now. I tried to sleep but my eyes were not closing. Suddenly, I saw my dad coming in, with a smile on his face, asking me to go to sleep. It was then that I told him that I am not getting sleep. He called me into his room and kept his hand on my head. I didn't even know that I fell asleep...It felt so divine and comforting beyond words.
I took my exam the next day and even topped in that semester too. My dad's mere presence had helped me through that stressful time. It's tough to put in words what parents do for us but times like these remind me just how wonderful parents truly are.
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