When you ask a student, Who is a father? The first answer you get is, A father is the head of the home. He is the one that takes care of us.
A father is the rock of the house, the President, the main man. He is Mummy’s husband.
We live in a challenging world.A world when the average man works two or three jobs,take care of their immediate and extended families, their wives families,steer the vehicle of he home front,protect and sacrifice everything for their wellbeing.
It is frustrating ,how fathers are undervalued, unappreciated by society, unnoticed by the women folk,most especially by their children.
Society tends to view fathers as cold,self-serving,and calculating. But we need to understand that in every aspect of life,even in an organisation,there is always a bad egg. Generalising all fathers as cold, self-serving,is uncalled for.
Back in school, when we jokingly ask each other who they prefer/love more between mother and father, Majority said Mom and why?…My mom is always home,she takes care of us,feeds us. Oh and besides, she carried me in her womb for 9 months so I prefer mom. My mom doesn’t shout at me. She loves me.
Lost in telling each other why mom is prefarable,we forget Dad. We forget the other person who loves us just as much as mom loves us. Dad who is always at work, dad who scolds everything you do, dad who is hard to please, Dad who wants what’s best for us just as much as mom does.
Mothers are generally seen worldwide as the most loving and caring parent.She carried our blessed weight in her womb for nine months,(bless her heart), but hey,Dad is responsible too, Mom does not get the entire credit..ah ah Give daddy small too na.
Thumbs up to real fathers out there,who struggle and hustle to make life comfortable for us all. They may not always cater to your emotional needs,but they cater to your physical and financial needs and do not hesitate to correct you whenever you’re going wrong or making wrong decisions in life. They may not understand you like mom does, but you can help show them that you love them and that you appreciate everything they’ve done for you.
It isn’t easy being a father. It is not easy being responsible for the welfare of a grown female. It is not easy having to work hard for so little money,and yet having to divide it and share it amongst family,in order of priority.
It is not easy going to work from home every single day, and then finally moving to a home close to work, to reduce stress and expenses,and risk missing the warmth of family, not seeing them for weeks.
It isn’t easy being a man and a father. Women and Children of today should understand and appreciate the blessing of having a husband and father so loving.
So if you’re not with your dad at this moment, pick up the phone and call him or text him.If he is no more, say a prayer for him.
Don’t wait until father’s day. Don’t wait till mom reminds you to call your dad before you remember to.Don’t wait till you need money, your dad is not an ATM machine.He has feelings and needs too.
Appreciate Fatherhood. It is a noble calling. A respectable profession.