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Father – a guardian to a supporter

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“When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.”

Dave Attell

One day you will want to reclaim your father, because no matter what your father was/is, his intentions for you are/were always genuine. A human goes through many emotional changes throughout his life based on experiences and prejudices he carries.

A human is called a father, when he first carries the clot of blood with unrecognizable eyes and fingers closed as if to hold on to the warmth of a mother’s womb.

As a kid, you know you have point B, because no matter what, you can always find your way back to your father. As a teenager, you know you don’t have to answer I’m okay when your father asks you how are you?

As an adult, you know you have to fake a smile to comfort your father, although deep inside, you know this is a person with whom you can’t pretend to be happy. He’s your guardian angel, he was sent down so that he can lift you up.

You know he defeated you in every race, he yelled at you no matter how good you did, he didn’t speak with you when you got yourself hurt, just to make you strong, just to make you a person you are.

You know you can’t make him happy, without being happy, because he dismantled his happiness for you.

We should also applause those mothers who had to be the fathers, those teachers, those friends, those mentors, those guardians who acted as our father figures and stayed there as beacons in our voyages to infinity. Because these are the people who keep reminding you that you are just a boy/girl, to be a man/woman you have to follow your father’s path.

Thoughts of writer Ifteqar

“Fatherhood is a great thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens—it’s like telling someone what water feels like before they’ve ever swum in it.”

Michael Bublé

Storywalla says that we should respect all those people who act as a father in our life since everyone’s support and guidance helps us to reach our goal or destination.

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