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Monday, 22 June 2015 13:19

Table Talk

BY Mike S Apostol

A father is someone very special. He is someone who will “bite the bullet” when things get rough, he is an inspiration, when the day gets stormy, he leads laughter in time of sadness, he jokes with his grandchildren even in his lowest moments, he cries when someone in the family is in pain, he assures everyone in his circle that tomorrow is coming and it will be another day, he prepares meals even in the crudest way and tries to make it delicious that they may satisfy their hunger, he tries to smile at everyone and feel happy even if the load he carries is sometimes unbearable and above all he prays to the Lord Almighty for daily guidance and to provide what he cannot offer. A father is called by many names like, daddy, papa, ama, tatay, itay and many more but they are all the same like “a rose by any other name  will smell as sweet”.

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Some say that a father is an example of everything, be they good or bad. Many times their ways are copied and it becomes a trademark in their life. But, as a father, I may disagree, because all of us were born innocent to this world and man’s image was copied from his Creator and when you grow to mature you select your destiny. When I was a young boy, I was fascinated by a saying I read hanged in the living room of a classmate’s house that says “you cannot change the direction of the wind but you can adjust your sail”. well said and when I became a father myself, I made it as part of my guiding light as I journeyed into this world. Adjust your sail if you may, but be sure it is going to the right direction.

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Happy Father’s Day is a reminder of your role to other people’s lives and an assurance of gratitude to what you have done, even if some deny you, but be happy because even “Peter, the closest friend of the Son of God Jesus, denied Him for three times “. Afterwards, Peter built the very foundation of Christian belief and spread the holy words into this world. Be happy for being a father, after all, it is your destiny.

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Happy Father’s Day to all my friends. “Father’s Day” is our day to be happy, to remember for all the things we have done. Father’s Day is also the time to forgive those we have wronged, to rekindle our love for one another and to continue to shower love to everyone. Because, without fathers our life story has no beginning, and, without “Father in Heaven” there is no religion to talk about.

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Scoop: Happy Father’s Day to some very special friends, ideal fathers deeply religious and true Christians that is worth imitating, fathers  Alan E. Villanueva,  Lope Iringan and Benjamin Gonzales. May you all continue to be good fathers to your family.