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Monday, June 18, 2012

Thoughts on Father's Day

Sunday is Family Day, Church Day, Rest Day, ... and today, it is Father's Day.

Needless to say, every child needs a father (just as much as he/she needs his/her mother). But a child needs a father whose job description does not only begin and end with giving out sperm for his baby. A father has to play the idol, the superhero, the guardian, the soldier, the brave and all-knowing soul, and the rock-solid pillar-man. This is how I see a father should be and each child deserves a real good deal of that one.

I do not come from a broken family or home but I have a broken relationship with my father for four years now. With the level of maturity that I have achieved at this point, I have come to understand and accept the fact that every married couple normally undergoes that phase in marriage that involves issues of infidelity. Shit happens, alright.

Four years ago, my father had his moment. Just like that, he lost his much-loved and darling eldest daughter forever.

Of the many things I learned in life, I learned that forgiveness is the hardest gesture of all. And in my body, I don't think I have the bone or bones for that.

I cannot forgive the man who hurt my mother over and over again.

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