A Son. And a Father.
There is a son who wants to mislead his father in the forest because of his incurable disease and was well tired of taking care of him.
He carried his father until they reached the end of the forest, but then he noticed that his father breaks each of the branches they pass by along their path... The son asked why he doing this? And his father answered, "I break the branches because I do not want you to get lost on your way home son...I want you to be able to find your way back".
SOMETIMES, our fathers are not what we had imagined them to be in our lives... but MOST OF THE TIME, we are not the children he had imagined us to be, and yet, they continue to work hard to provide for us.
They stay up late to make sure we have all gone to bed sleeping soundly under the roof he has built for us.
He cries inside his heart every time we disobey him, when we get hurt, when we are sad, when we are in pain... and yet, he does not show us that he too feels the pain, decided to keep it to himself and held back the tears because he must be strong for you...for your sake.
But what happens when he is gone?
Have you thought about the sacrifices he has made for you?
Have you considered the hardships he has to go through to make sure you have food on the table.
Have you realized that despite not meeting the "expectations" you might have of a father, he was the one there for you?
For those who have not been in good terms with your fathers, please, try to make amends. It's not easy being them. Try to see past the bad stuff and realize that there are just some people who don't know how to show how much they love you but doesn't necessarily mean that they do not love you at all. Because they do.
As a tribute to them this Father's Day, find it in your heart to see beyond your differences... before it's too late.