Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Mehak Grover
Father- a gift from the heaven above. We all take our fathers for granted. We all do. Until the day comes when you need him the most and you realise that you can no more go up to him with your demands and tantrums.
This article is dedicated to all the wonderful fathers and father figures who have touched the lives of many people out there, be it your children, your family, people you have mentored and people you are role models to. Thank you for being you.
Usually, people talk about mother’s love and affection in which a father’s love often gets ignored. What we fail to acknowledge is the strength of a father which often goes unnoticed. Though, I am sure all fathers but surely, I can vouch for my father without any second thoughts when it comes to being an ideal person.
They have their own unique style. They possess inner strength and provide a sense of security and safety within the home. They give and give until they can’t give anymore. Now is the time to say thank you to our fathers for all the love, effort and hard work they have put into raising us. Now is the time to say thank you before the time is gone.
It is very rightly said- ‘Anyone can father a child, but being a dad takes a lifetime.’
Fathers, like mothers, are pillars in the development of a child’s emotional well-being. Children want to make their fathers proud, and an involved father promotes inner growth and strength. Fathers not only influence who we are inside but how we have relationships with people as we grow.
Dads might not have a Superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but their powers are greater than any superhero. Dads are amazingly cool people because they show us that no matter what struggles they face in their lives or what happens to them, they always get out of them with full confidence. They are the ones who teach us that generosity is a state of mind and not a state of money. They are the ones who are behind our struggles and achievements in life.
Everyone’s fathers are very special to them. So is mine. The most humble, insightful, pure and generous soul. Without ever speaking about it, he has shown me what it means to be a father and the meaning of selfless living. The things that our fathers do for us may not be materialistic always, but they mean so much more than all the expensive commodities, right? My father has been everything, my guide, my friend and my moral support. Words will fall short to express my gratitude and love for all the fathers.
I owe everything to my father who stood by me through thick and thin and always encouraged and inspired me to be a good human. I believe that my father had all that it takes to be called a real-life superhero. The way he used to manage things professionally and personally left me mesmerized every time. No matter how tough the times got, I watched my father become tougher. My father is my protection, my strength and my power. I certainly aspire to become like my father. If I could just inherit ten per cent of what he was, I believe my life will be complete.