Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Being a dad myself now, you see things in a whole new light. Things previously unfathomable to you suddenly become norm.
You're constantly on the lookout for things that could hurt your child.
When you see a cute cartoon character, you think "Ohh my kids would like that..."
You're always keeping tabs on your finances, asking if you're saving enough for their education.
You ask, "If something happens to me tomorrow, have we prepared enough so that their needs are looked after".
You think about wills, life insurance and all that morbid stuff.
You also suddenly realize that it's possible to be so mad at someone so little that you want to jump off the cliff, but yet at the same time love them so much that you can't bear the thought of your little ones one day leaving home.
It gives me a new understanding of what a huge role a father plays, and how thankful I am to have such a wonderful father figure. You also humbly realize that your achievements in life thus far, have less to do with what you have done, and more to do with the lessons your parents have given you.
So to all the dads out there, especially mine: Happy Father's Day!