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  1. Hey Sulekha!
    Thanks for dropping by at my blog.

    I’ve been flying since I was a kid so I’ve never had a fear of flying – but I often feel a little queasy on the train! Glad you’ve gotten over your fear of flying.

    P/s I’ll also always be daddy’s little Princess =)

  2. sulekharawat

    Anna, Welcome to my website and thanks for your comment. I prefer planes to trains any day now, talk about having a change of heart and mind 🙂

  3. Hello Sulekha.
    This was a perfect story for A-Z "A". I've lost my dad too, so I can relate to this post.
    Thanks for sharing & good luck with the rest of the A-Z!

  4. sulekharawat

    Andy, you are a constant source of encouragement and support, thank you so much.I started blogging because of my Dad and can't seem to do anything without remembering him and feeling his love always. His blessings keep me going.

  5. Janaki Nagaraj

    I was always fascinated with flying…but, could not do so as we could not afford air travel and moreover we never did go out on any holidays back when I was kid. My first ever air travelling experience was…when I left home ( ran away)
    with my hubby…:P
    You are now married to a Pilot…that's so cool. Glad you over came your fear. We always overcome our fears when we are pushed to.

    • sulekharawat

      Wow, Janaki…I didn't know this juicy tit bit 😉 Thanks to A-Z challenge, I now know your sweet little secret.Yes, we do overcome our fears eventually, when pushed into a corner or faced with a do or die situation. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  6. melch

    Hi Sulekha, I really like this personal piece. For someone who actually feels *happy* on the plane, this is an interesting perspective. And you are such a lovely daughter.

  7. sulekharawat

    Mood, welcome and thank you for your lovely comment. We do tend to overcome our fears when we are concentrating on other important things.

  8. bornstoryteller

    Welcome to A to Z,…and a great way to start it. I've never liked flying, but I do have some fun memories. Looking forward to what you have for the rest of the challenge.,

    • sulekharawat

      Stuart, Your post inspired me to join this challenge and I am so glad it did. This is bringing out the old, forgotten stories out in the open. Thanks a ton.

  9. sukhi

    I always feel that when you are travelling with your family train journeys are the best…..thats the best time when you all eat together,laugh together and sleep together.No phone calls,no messages,no computers. But during emergencies flight is the best…….and you know when it is for our parents we overcome all our fears just to be with them and every minute counts. I have one fear……hope am there on time.

    • sulekharawat

      Sukhi, I know what you mean, happy journeys with family and friends are great but emergencies are a nightmare. Thanks for your comment.

  10. Great way to begin the A to Z challenge. I can't say I understand how you felt initially about flying (since it's always been easy for me) but I'm glad you were able to work your way past it. I also hope everything turned out okay with your Dad. Being a Dad myself (though with boys, not girls), this post resonates with me deeply.

    • sulekharawat

      Eric, Welcome to my site and thanks for your comment. I am claustrophobic and have always had this irrational fear of flying. My dad survived the bypass surgery and lived a healthy life for 10 years after it but he passed away two years back. I miss him a lot.

  11. Awww that was really touching Sulekha! The bit about your fear of flying rang a bell because my darling father suffers from it. He is not a hard core agoraphobic but he has his inhibitions about flying and prefers not to take long flights. He also suffers from claustrophobia so I could really relate to what you must have gone through. He still hasn't visited me and my family here in Sweden while my mum has already visited three times – she's a tough one there. The bit about being daddy's princess, I can relate to that exceptionally well coz' I am one too and in my father's eyes I am still a wee little kid who doesn't eat well. He fusses over me when I go home and mum often tells me how much he misses me. Thanks to Skype that we see each other every single day! Thank you for your lovely write up. Loved it.

    • sulekharawat

      Yoshay, Parents are the best gifts God gives the children 🙂 I am so happy that your mom visits you often and that you can see your dad on Skype every day. May God bless our parents and give them a long and healthy life.

    • sulekharawat

      Margot, Welcome to my site and yes I was there before he was wheeled into the operation theater. thank you for the compliment.

  12. Sulekha, what a heart warming story!! Yes human minds are like that, we automatically process the more urgent fear, and disregard the lesser one! Loved it….

  13. ccgevry

    Thanks for sharing such a heartfelt memory of your father. I'm still one of those people who don't care to fly. I do it, but I don't like it. So glad you were able to conquer your fear of flying.

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  14. I've been flying since I was a kid but haven't been in a plane for many years now. We stick to traveling nearby and drive the family.

    • sulekharawat

      Angi, Welcome to my site, I used to love driving with the family but now there is hardly any time for us to be together and flying seems time saving. Thanks for the comment.

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