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Monday, 18 June 2012

Fit for a King

Where are all those pictures of me and my father?! I can’t seem to find a single on my laptop. Tons of me alone, several with my mom and I…but dad? It’s a shame – guess we have never relied on my mom to take a decent picture of my dad and me together.
I am determined to find a picture of us together.
It’s hard to sometimes put into words what you’d like to say to your dad. My father and I, we aren’t the expressive kind. We put ‘love’ at the end of emails but don’t generally say it to each other. It’s understood. We talk often – now that I’m done with university and have entered the corporate world, we will even be living under the same roof for the next two years, a big change from the last five where I only visited on alternate weekends.
He’s been a big part of my life. Being an only child, I’m adored, naturally, but its always been more than that. The protection, the advise, the understanding, the sacrifices, the support, the belief, the trust, the pride – a mixed package of both great and not-so-great qualities that I won’t list here. He’s not perfect. No one is. But I wouldn’t want it any other way – thank you daddy. For everything.
Some day I will find my Prince, but my father will always be my King.
I’ll end this with a few beautiful quotes:
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. - Pope John XXIII
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. - Sigmund Freud
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. – Charles Wadsworth
A truly rich man is one who’s children run into his arms when his hands are empty. – Unknown
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be like my daddy. – Unknown
The colors of the world may constantly change, but dad’s love remains the same.- Shelly Bauzon