One of the most special gifts I received in my life has been fatherhood. My daughter is a very special woman. (I am sure she will poo poo this when she reads it but it is true.) Although with my work and the travel it entailed it was difficult at times, as I missed things. We tried not to travel during school breaks and that was a very special time for me. The only problem I have as a father is that my daughter is almost identical to me. Make no mistake she has her mother’s manner and instincts and pleasing personality but there is no misunderstanding that she is my daughter.
Some quotes on fathers for our Friday Filosophy #2016-24.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
A father is a man who expects his daughter to be as a good a woman as she meant to be.
Frank A Clark
I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a rollercoaster of a life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.
I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.
The time is now.