When a Father gives his Son
When a Son gives his Father
– William Shakespeare –
Shakespeare’s profound thoughts have deeply touched and moved me. Many of us probably do not sufficiently realise and demonstrate our innate love for our Fathers; our conception is that men are less emotional and less sensitive than our Mothers. But, are they?
This picture tugs at my heart and makes me miss my own dear Dad more; he who passed on many years ago after a long illness. Occasionally, I still whisper his name softly to myself…I still feel the pang of the connection to his image, still remembering how wonderful he was…the bond between us had always been deep and powerful.
I have endearing memories of him waking up in the middle of the night without fail whenever there was a sudden thunderstorm, to come to my bed to check to see if I was properly tucked in under the blanket.
If the Ruler be not the Ruler, if the Subject be not the Subject
If the Father be not the Father, if the Son be not the Son
Then, even if there be a Grain
Would I get to eat it?
– Confucius –
On June 16 2013 many countries will be celebrating and honouring the great man who is a Father or a fatherly figure. It is time again to say: “Thank You Dad!” and “I Love You Dad!” may it that we never, or do not often, say it; to remember his manly smiles and the fun times only Fathers give; to appreciate the strength he provides to protect and care for us – often standing in the shadow of our Mothers; and to be thankful for the food he brings to the table.
Besides a multitude of other things, I personally am grateful for having had a Father who had an ever-ready ear that listened to my problems, and a calm, gentle voice that counselled – whilst my just-as beloved fiery Mum would be reaching out for the spanking-cane every time my siblings and I were up to mischief.
David has a Dad who had always taken a keen and active interest in David’s desire to do music, for which we Archies must be grateful.
Any man can be a Father
But it takes a special person to be a Dad
– proverb by an unknown writer –
This vid shows us that some Dads are pretty “special”…. even in a rather bizarre sort of way. 🙂
Whatever kind of Dad you have or had – or a fatherly figure – let us wish them:
A H A P P Y F A T H E R ‘ S D A Y ! !
June 16 2013