Name One Thing Your Father Taught You
Dad, remembering you is easy, I do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.
An 80-year-old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45-year-old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window.
The Father asked his Son, “What is this?” The Son replied “It’s a crow”. After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, “What is this?” The Son said “Father, I have just now told you; ‘It’s a crow’.” After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son for a 3rd time, “What is this?”
This time, an expression of irritation was felt in the Son’s tone when he said to his Father, “It’s a crow, a crow!”. A little more time went by, and the Father again asked his Son the 4th time, “What is this?”
This time the Son shouted at his Father, “Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times, ‘IT IS A CROW!’. Are you not able to understand this?”
A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary:
“Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated I rather felt affection for my innocent child”.
While the little child asked him 23 times “What is this”, the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times, yet when today the Father asked his Son the same question only 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed.
If your parents attain old age, do not be quick to criticize them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gentle and caring word, be calm, accepting, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents. From today, say this out loud; “I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was a little child. They have always showered me with their selfless love.”
“They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in society today. I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will speak only gentle and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave.”
Hey Dad, You were there for me from the day I was born, always having my best interests in mind. You are one of the most important people in my life and I love you with my whole heart.
A Dad is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
A Father Just Like You I just want to let you know you mean the world to me, only a heart as kind as yours would give so lovingly. The many things you’ve done, all the times that you were there, help me know deep down inside how much you really care. Even though I might not say how much I appreciate all you do, richly blessed is how I feel having a Father just like you.
My Father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; He Believed In Me.
A Father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but is a Guiding Light whose Love shows us the way.
The Love between a Father and his Children is Forever.
A son took his father to a restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner. His father was of advanced age, and therefore, a little weak too. While he was eating, a little bit of food fell from time to time on his shirt and his trousers. The other diners watched the older man with their faces distorted in disgust, but his son remained totally calm. Once both were done eating, the son, without being remotely ashamed, helped his father by taking him to the restroom. He cleaned up the leftovers from his wrinkled face, and tried to wash the stains of food from his clothes. He lovingly combed his hair gray and cleaned his glasses. On the way out of the restroom, a profound silence reigned in the restaurant. The son was on his way to pay the bill and to get ready to escort his father out of the restaurant, when just then a man rose from his chair among the diners. He asked the son, “Don’t you think that you’ve left something here?” The young man replied, “No, I haven’t missed anything.” Then the stranger said to him, “Yes you’ve left something! You left here a lesson for each child, and hope for every parent!” The entire restaurant was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop.
One of the biggest honors that exists, is the ability to take care of those older adults who first cared for us. Our parents, and all those elderly who sacrificed their lives, with time, money, effort and unconditional love. They deserve our utmost respect. If you also feel respect for our loved older adults, share this story with your friends.
Never complain about the things your parents could not give you… It was probably all they had.
No matter how old my Daughter gets, she will always be my Baby Girl.
My Family is my Greatest Treasure. We aren’t perfect, but I Love Them with all my Heart.
In Memory of a Loved One who has passed. I Love You, Miss You and Bless You. May You Rest In Peace.
DAD What I’d give, if I could say “Hello Dad” in the same old way. To hear his voice and see his smile, to sit with him and chat for a while. So if your father is still here, cherish him with care, for you’ll never know the heartache until you see his empty chair.
You are Loved