My darling I’m sorry for everything that you wanted but never got and I’m sorry for the times when you needed me and I wasn’t there for you. You are a part of my body and my soul and I don’t know how I allowed myself not to feel for you or stay connected to you. I had my problems and I never thought that whatever was happening with me would affect your life in this way. I pushed you away because I wanted the best for you but that doesn’t mean I stopped loving you. In fact, I did it because I wanted you to be who you are today… someone who is strong, independent and bold. I’m sorry for not being there to hold your hand and lead you when you needed me to show you how much I love you and care for you or when you felt lonely and were in need of my company… I’m sorry for not holding you in my arms when you were breaking down. I love you, my princess and I’m so much proud of your achievements. You are a blessing to me. I feel sorrow for everything that you ever wanted from me but never got… and regret for not being your best friend when in fact, I should have been. I’m sorry for the distance we have between us when mothers should always be a girl’s best friend, but at the same time I feel so proud to see that you became the confident and strong girl that I always wanted to be but never became myself. You are my shadow… a part of my soul… I love you darling and I am so proud of you. Neena Gupta.