You might have overheard a group of kids bragging about their dads. The conversation will go something like this: “My dad hits a home run every time…” The next kid will then try better this, “Well, my dad hits a home run every time, with his eyes closed…” And so it goes… Growing up, my line was always, “My dad knows everything …” I was convinced of it. This was because you could ask him anything and he always seemed to know the answer. This ‘answer’ could be related to anything – the capital of a country, the score of the winning team in a match played a few years back, the spelling of an obscure English word.
My dad has and continues to be a pillar of strength in our family and is still the one I approach when I need an answer.
Our society needs men like him who come with answers to the problems we are facing – who offer strength, courage and the strong refuge that my dad has provided for my family.
This weekend, we celebrate Father’s Day, honouring the father figures in our community. A well-known comedian said, “Mothers organise Mother’s Day as precisely as Patton planned an attack. They make a list of things they want, summon their children, and say, “Go see your father, get some money from him, and surprise me with some of these.”
While fathers might be little more casual towards ‘their day’, let’s take the time and effort to salute them and their contribution to the community this Sunday.
“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain
A father sends his kid to bed. Five minutes later, the boy screams, “Dad! Can you get me a glass of water?” The dad says, “No. You had your chance.” A minute later the boy screams, “Dad! Can you get me a glass of water?” The dad says, “No. You had your chance. Next time you ask, I’ll come up there and spank you.” “Dad! When you come up to spank me, can you bring me a glass or water?” (Joke from Myenglishpages.com)