Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Hello dears whats up? Today started off as a very dull day in Lagos, it was raining cats and dogs, but now i can see the sun trying to stick its head out.... Anyway i am here today to talk about father's day that was yesterday. Father's day originally not as popular as Mother's day was celebrated yesterday, a day set aside to celebrate fathers. Now who is a father? What kind of father do you want to be? What kind of father did you have growing up? What kind of husband do you want as a father for your kids? In President Obama's "Father's Day letter" he said that "it's almost impossible to fill the void of a father's role in a child's life. I know some of us out there had fathers who took part in conception and left the rest of the wok for our mothers, from the day of conception to the delivery to the upbringing. Some of us out there we have been hurt by the attitudes of our fathers, either by the way we were treated as children or by the way or father's treated our mothers. A lot of us watched our father beat our mothers day in day out and all we could feel for him was hatred and thoughts of vengeance. Some of us had thieves for fathers, who stole everywhere they went to and saw a reason to change. Some of us saw our fathers with a new girl or woman or new toy everyday of our growing lives and sometimes we wondered why did our mother's ever get married to the useless man that calls himself "Daddy". But some of us, above all had fathers who where role models. Who made us believe that we could conquer the world. Who was there for us despite the long hours at work or the unpaid bills. Who was self less and thought only of the good and happiness of our lives here on earth. Some of us had father's who where there to correct us, discipline us, and fill the void in our hearts that only a father can....Thumbs up to fathers who where always there. And if you fall into the category of those who had father's but didn't have "a Dad" don't worry you can be the father you never had. You can be the best Dad in the whole universe. You can make a vow like President Obama did: "no matter what you will always be there for your kids. I live with this poem
Always there
God took the strength of a mountain, the Majesty of a tree, the warmth of a summer sun, the calm of a quiet sea, the generous soul of nature, the comforting arm of night, the wisdom of the ages, the power of the eagles flight, the joy of a mourning in spring, the faith of a mustard seed, the patience of eternity, the depth of a family need, then God combined these qualities, when there was nothing more to add, He knew his masterpiece was complete, And so He called it......Dad