The greatest gift I ever had come from God; I call him dad. Unknown
One father is more than a hundred school masters – George Herbert
He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland
The word ‘father’ holds everything to a child; you’re obliged to safeguard his/her trust. Even though there aren’t any accolades for fathers, their affable and gracious presence are so precious than any other presents. They’re the true shinning stars! Their teachings are pearl of wisdom to their children.
Even though darn strict, I always enjoyed my father’s presence – be it his advice, sarcastic jokes or at times punishment – the time I got to spent with him and be around him were all still special to me. Even better time was my short time with my grandpa! The most precious memory I have is my granddad’s last blessings to his only granddaughter before his passing. Even though I was away at the time, he waited until I reached home to hold me and bless me. Imagine the scene where people and priests are waiting to bid goodbye and my grandpa still holding on his hope to see me for one last time. I was just two years at the time. Even though the scenario was such tensed at the time, I’m thankful for his last minute effort to bless me! Then he closed his eyes and went to be with the Lord! The blessed and cherished memory that’s just mine!
Now as for my kids, they adore their dad. His presence is simply a joyful and peaceful paradise for them. That made me conclude that; it doesn’t matter who you are in this world, what matters is what you are in front of your children. These small beings are looking up to you way more than their mothers since you possess something divine by nature. You are the strong root that holds the entire family with the unconditional love, integrity and trust.
Get them talk proudly about you to others, come home with an open and blameless heart. As it says in the Bible, Train up a child in the way which he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. And that’s the greatest joy and accomplishment in life!
Since that’s the scenario, spring out and continue being a shining star by doing simple yet priceless tasks in the family. Pay close attention to every small and big things your kids do with encouraging words and motivate them whilst you nurture, care and protect them against insidious pleasures and fake identities out there.
Life is darn short and fragile, yet more prone to clutter our hearts with failures, disappointments, frustrations and confusions that often tend us totally oblivious to the bright side of life. But, life matters!
Let me retire by wishing all the fathers who run life’s race, have their lives filled with abundance of fun and healthy relationship with their children and lead an interesting and pleasant life to shine through as a father… Let the Heaven pour lots of blessings on you!
Happy Father’s Day!!