Happy Father’s Day
I want to thank Miss Dani for this invitation to participate in this great activity and I’m going to share with you some details about my personal relationship with my father.
When I was a child, I asked my Father how he felt when I was born, and he told me the story. He was waiting in the hospital waiting room. First he saw when the doctor went into hospital in a hurry with his doctor’s briefcase, wearing a hat and saying “Hello, good morning.” He was waving his hat and entering the maternity ward, and after a few minutes the Doctor came out to tell him, “Congratulations now you are the Brand New Father of a little baby girl!” Of course my father was ecstatic. He was also wondering to himself, “What am I going to do with this little bundle of joy?” “She doesn’t have any instructions.”
During my childhood, my Father taught me how to walk, to ride a bike, to swim, to play basketball, to fly kites, to identify some stars by name in the sky and many fun things. Also, for me he was the man who knew everything. For example, when I was doing my homework and I wanted to check some answers, he always knew the right one, and for me he was always amazing.
In my youth he taught me how to make decisions, by reviewing the pros and cons of the situation, as well as the risks and how to prevent them. For example when he taught me how to drive. Furthermore, how to be strong and face some struggles or difficult situations.
When I finished my degree, he was very proud and he started to observe how I was growing in different situations. He has always been a big support in every moment when I have needed him. When I moved from my parents’ house, now I know, he was a little bit afraid about that, but he also knew I was going to be fine.
When I got married, he was happy and also nervous. When we crossed the aisle of the chapel just at that moment, I understood what that meant to both of us. It meant that my whole life I was walking alongside my father and after he gave my hand to my future husband. He was waiting for me at the end of the aisle, then he kissed me on my cheek. After that my dad took a few steps back knowing I would start my life with another man who would take care of me, like he did.
And nowadays our relationship is like two old friends, we can talk about anything, enjoying the moments we spend together.
And for all these moments I only need to say again “Thanks Dad for the beautiful gift of life, you gave me the roots and the wings to be the woman I am at this moment”. From the bottom of my heart, Thanks, Thanks, Thanks.
PS: For me Father’s Day is not only one day, it is each day of the year. They never stop being a Father, even when they are sleeping, or they are on vacations.
Congrats to all the Fathers on their day!