“A mother’s love is endless.”
“The love between a mother and her child is forever.”
What’s common in all the above? Fairly easy. Mothers.
What’s not so common? Fathers.
People are realising the worth of their mothers, which is absolutely great.
But what about fathers? I feel a father’s love is highly underrated. In bringing up a child, a father has got an equal role too. No, it just isn’t about financially supporting the family. It is much more than that.
Mothers tend to express themselves quite clearly. Whether it is happiness/joy in your achievements, or the anger on your wrong doings. Fathers? They mostly do not express themselves. And let me tell you, it is a very difficult task to not show your emotions. A herculean feat, that is! Deep inside, a father will be jumping with joy for all that you’ve accomplished.
Talking about my father, he is a super-human to me. Whatever I become later on in life, I want his simplicity, affectionate and “unbelievable-but-true” intelligence to rub off on me. I find it absolutely astonishing as to how he manages to say so much without even talking. A man of a few words, whenever he does share his views or opinions with me, I am nothing but awestruck. Like I have pointed out in my blog post Learning: Age No Bar, he is a treasure box filled to the brim with knowledge. Never have I ever seen anyone so well-read and knowledgeable. Which is why, he is someone I want to be.
This may be applicable to all fathers, but I find it really touching as to how much of “hidden concern” there is, in my father. Recently, I had sprained my foot badly and couldn’t walk much at all. The otherwise taciturn father of mine gave all his time for me, trying to entertain me and silently, keeping a close watch over me (yes, I noticed it!). A lump formed in my throat looking at this side of him. I was rendered speechless.
Contradictory to the stereotypical nature of fathers, my father wants me to be economically independent. I think I would have made the biggest mistake of my life (of choosing a stream of study I had no interest in), had he not intervened at the right time and helped me understand and value my own abilities. I love what I study now, and that’s all because of him. To this day, he tells me to pursue whatever I find to be of my interest. Even starting this blog wouldn’t have been possible, had it not been for his encouragement.
A mother’s role in her children’s life overpowers that of a father’s. While people go on about how great a mother is, no one sees a silent yet observant father in the backstage, who fulfills the needs of his children without uttering a single word. I have now realized how difficult it is for a father, to not express his feelings and emotions towards his child. That, to me, is the strongest trait of a person, and which only a father can possess.
It’s high time people understand the hugely under-valued role of a father in their life.
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Here’s a hilarious video on fathers , to tickle your funny bone!
Until next time, stay blessed and stay happy!
P.S. “Methodical Musings” has now turned into “The Soulful Nib“, in case you haven’t noticed. I would love to know your thoughts about it and also about this blog post in the comments. 🙂