Father's Day 06/21/09


"When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it's a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what's happening. She becomes what's happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once."
Fathers Day Quote by: Frederick Buechner, 'Whistling in the Dark'

Celebrating Father's Day to acknowledge and appreciate the important role played by a father in raising the child and consequently building a strong family. For this great figure in our life that we know as father - it becomes our utmost duty to pay our humblest tribute on the occasion of Father's Day.

Fathers are the biggest source of strength for a child. The child perceives father as the all-powerful, most knowledgeable, truly affectionate and the most important person in the family. For daughters, fathers are the first men they adore and fall in love with. While for sons, their fathers are the strongest person they know and someone they aspire to emulate. Even for the grownups, fathers are someone whom they look up to for the most experienced and honest advice that is always in the best of interest.

My father, son of a school teacher with 8 siblings, his path to success came through hard work and dedication. He is a firm believer that education is a stepping stone of a Dream Life! He spent all his Life on a never ending Quest for knowledge.

A Man of very few words, he would make his presence felt by his deeds, there is not anything my father cannot do! He is such a “Handy –Man”, I never remember calling anyone for any help around the house.

But, I have to mention here, he sort of a lousy critic. He would say whatever was prepared or done was very good. Since others in the family were not so verbally appreciative, I loved to cook for my dad. Sorry dad, for all the Experiments I made on you!

Living with diabetes all his life, he faced a couple of bullets that life thumped on him with will and determination. I told my Dad that he’s been given a second chance, sometimes miracles do happen!

Leading a quite retired life on his own terms in their dream house, visiting his kids in US when possible and trying to keep up with technology, growing a needful flower and vegetable garden been keeping himself busy and active. He is trying to find Himself through Yoga-Meditation and serving God through customs!

He never ever gave a smallest of hint to let us know how hard they work to take care of our needs and fulfill even the most whimsical of demands. His Principles have been the guiding force in my life. I hope I will follow them all my life.

So, Daddy, Thank you for being there for me and Sorry for the times that I may not have agreed with you. A Very Happy Father’s Day to you.

My Children are blessed with a loving father. They should consider themselves very fortunate, for, they have someone to take care of their needs and interests. Someone to stop them, when they are diverting to a wrong path and guide them on a road to success and virtue. My kids adore him; a friend, a confidant for them. They are assured their Dad is there for them always. My daughter has her Dad wound around her little finger. My son says his Dad is absolutely Cool. He Rocks and Rules!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Husband, Brother, Brother-in-law’s, Uncles, Cousins and Friends a Very Happy Father’s Day.

F.A.T.H.E.R.S.
"F" aithful.
"A" lways there.
"T" rustworthy.
"H" onoring.
"E" ver-loving.
"R" ighteous.
"S" upportive.
Anonymous

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