Today I want to talk about the term ‘Father’. I want to talk about how supporting, and brilliant fathers are. They have so many responsibilities. They have to cater to every need of their family and make them secure. This responsibility is never-ending, yet they do it with a smile, without any complaints. They are the backbone of the family and I’m sure they are very proud of that. They feel a sense of achievement when they see how far they have come and how happy their family is. They shoulder everybody’s responsibility during the good and bad times.
Telling all of you this reminds me of my childhood. Whenever I fought with my friends, I always used to tell them that ‘you just wait, I’m going to tell my Dad about this’. I used to feel so light after complaining to him, and so secure knowing that he’s got my back. Just like me, I’ve seen my mother waiting for my Dad too, every time she had a bad day or felt low. She used to feel so comforting after talking to him about all her problems. He knew just what to say. <3 It felt so good knowing we have someone who’s got our back.
A father may go down financially or mentally, yet they won’t show it to us, they will not tell us their problems or express themselves because they don’t want to seem weak or worry their family. They are the support system, they need to be strong for their family. We as a family should also notice little things about them and be there for them, and assure them indirectly if not directly. Even kings need their advisors when the times are rough.
Have you noticed how I always say ‘they’ instead of ‘him’? It’s because men aren’t the only ones who can be a father. Women, too, take up so many responsibilities to keep their families secure and happy. When I say father, I don’t mean the gender; It is the term and the responsibilities that come with them. A ‘Father’ tries his best to make sure their family reaches the shore without the boat sinking. So many women struggle so much in the outside world and come back home to take care of their families with a smile. Women too, have the whole family relying on them. Regardless of the gender, I take this opportunity to salute whoever stands in the ‘Father’ position to provide and support the family. We are only human after all.