Celebrating father’s day

I saw them everyday when I walked down the street. The man held a little girl in his arms and sang songs to her. I wondered why she never walked. The tiny figure that she was, I believed that she staggered on her tiny limbs and so had to be held by her father.

Days passed. The girl had grown by a year. She didn’t look tiny anymore. Her father still held in her arms. I shook my head with disbelief at her father’s lack of desire to teach his child to walk.

It was one day I saw her alone on the front yard dragging herself on the ground.it was then it striked me that she was crippled. Her father immediately came out of the house and picked her up and took her inside , admonishing her  not to leave the house.

I was taken aback at what I had misjudged. Her father had tried his best in making her feel as one among us. He sang songs to her so that she didn’t frown, considering her inability to walk. I was glad that she had got a good father who never undermined her. This is a very important need in a child’s life. A father to understand our weaknesses and be there with us when we are in need.

Ezra Taft Benson said, “Mothers play an important role as the heart of the home, but this in no way lessens the equally important role fathers’ play, as head of the home, they nurture, train, and love their children.”

Therefore a father is the one who nurtures and trains and also corrects his child’s wrongdoings.

There are so many things that fathers do to their children. Today on Father’s day we need to be grateful to them for everything that they have done for us. It’s because of them that we stand tall today and can dream of becoming somebody great tomorrow.

The times we threw petty tantrums, the times we cried and were all over the place. We need to reminisce every single of those moments. Do you remember the times he bought you that little bike when you were a five year old? Do you remember the time when he was awake until late when you had exams and then he came by with a cup of coffee for you, that you will be able to stay up late and complete your unfinished work.? Or the time when he walked you to your school as a little child, asking you every thing that happens at school. He was curious about everything. About you. That’s because he loves you .

When we look back, we realise that there are just so many things that we had to be grateful for and so many yet when we failed to thank him . Today on Father’s day we need to thank him and express our gratitude with a hug.

So, #HugYourDad today!

Vick’s in association with father’s day brings us a timely reminder of why we need to thank our fathers and hug them today.

 “This father’s day, I am expressing my love towards my dad by participating in the#HugYourDad activity at BlogAdda in association with Vicks.” 

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